Cannabis Use Disorder is a brain disease characterized by persistent cannabis-seeking and/or cannabis-taking behaviors, causing clinical and functional impairment, such as health problems, disability, and failure to meet major responsibilities at work, school, or home (DSM-5).
Prevention programs strengthen protective factors by addressing those most at risk with accurate information about cannabis, articulate the potential consequences of misuse/abuse, and offer activities unrelated to using. To find the right program for your community, check out SAMHSA's Resource Center.
In an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and encourage social distancing, Prevention Network staff will be working remotely for the foreseeable future. You can still access us through email or call us and leave a message.