Brief Interventions for Cannabis Using Adolescents

Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2023 Jan;32(1):127-140. doi: 10.1016/j.chc.2022.06.004.


This article discusses the application of brief interventions to address adolescents with a cannabis use problem. Topics include a general model of brief interventions, the outcome literature, existing brief interventions that focus on youth cannabis use, adjustments to a brief intervention when addressing cannabis, referral to treatment issues, personalizing a brief intervention, the need to address coexisting problems, and future directions.

Keywords: Adolescence; Brief interventions; Cannabis use; Key phrases: use of brief interventions; To address adolescent cannabis use.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Behavior*
  • Cannabis*
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Humans
  • Referral and Consultation