Marijuana dependence and its treatment.


Alan J. Budney, Roger Roffman, Robert S. Stephens, Denise Walker

Published in Addiction Science & Clinical Practice

December 2007



The prevalence of marijuana abuse and dependence disorders has been increasing among adults and adolescents in the United States. This paper reviews the problems associated with marijuana use, including unique characteristics of marijuana dependence, and the results of laboratory research and treatment trials to date. It also discusses limitations of current knowledge and potential areas for advancing research and clinical intervention.


PMID: 18292704



Budney AJ, Roffman R, Stephens RS, Walker D. Marijuana dependence and its treatment. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2007;4(1):4-16.