Cannabis withdrawal among Indigenous inmates (2012-2014)

Rogerson, Bernadette, and Clough, Alan (2012) Cannabis withdrawal among Indigenous inmates (2012-2014). In: Papers of the 2nd National Cannabis Conference. p. 1. From: 2nd National Cannabis Conference - From Genetics to Practice, 19-21 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia. (Unpublished)

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[Extract] Cannabis Withdrawal Syndrome' is proposed for inclusion in the DSM-5 due for release in 2013. Problematic cannabis use in remote Indigenous communities has been reported in Northern Territory and Queensland studies. When cannabis use is curtailed, many users suffer symptoms leading to violence, threats, intimidation, sleep disturbances and self-harm. Sudden cessation of cannabis use by detainees/inmates could increase risk of experiencing adverse symptoms. Despite patterns of high cannabis use, dependence and risk factors of withdrawal, whether Indigenous detainees/inmates experience withdrawal differently has not previously been considered. The aims of the study are: to validate a Cannabis Withdrawal Checklist (CWC) for Indigenous detainees/inmates, assessment of cannabis withdrawal symptoms and severity over 28 days, and develop resources to effectively manage withdrawal in custody.

Item ID: 26541
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council
Projects and Grants: Cannabis Withdrawal Project
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2013 05:15
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 80%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170104 Forensic Psychology @ 20%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920414 Substance Abuse @ 50%
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