The current case study focuses on a 25 years old, unmarried male, referred with the presenting complaints of intake of Cannabis and aggression. His symptoms fulfilled the criteria of Cannabis Use Disorder; Severe, Currently in a Controlled Environment with environmental risk factors. Assessment was conducted by the means of Behavioral Observation, Mental Status Examination, Clinical Interview with client and his psychologist and Subjective Rating of Symptoms. Management plans were to build and maintain rapport by engaging in different activities with him, insight building of his illness. The client was also taught relapse prevention, craving management and anger management. Overall there was an improvement in the client’s craving.
Gay, G. R., Senay, E. C., & Newmeyer, J. A. (1973). The pseudo-junkie: Evolution of the heroin lifestyle in the non-addicted individual. In Drug Forum. Baywood Publishing Company.
Iyengar, S., & McGrady, J. (2007). Media politics: A citizen's guide. New York: WW Norton.
Kassel, J. D. (2010). Substance Abuse and Emotion. American Psychological Association.
Liu, W. M., & Iwamoto, D. K. (2007). Conformity to masculine norms, Asian values, coping strategies, peer group influences and substance use among Asian American men. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 8(1), 25-30.
Loke, A. Y., Mak, Y. W., & Wu, C. S. T. (2016). The association of peer pressure and peer affiliation with the health risk behaviors of secondary school students in Hong Kong. Public Health, 137, 113-123. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2016.02.024
Maunder, R. E. (2018). Students’ peer relationships and their contribution to university adjustment: The need to belong in the university community. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 42(6), 756-768.
Mitcheson, L., Maslin, J., Meynen, T., Morrison, T., Hill, R., & Wanigaratne, S. (2010). Applied cognitive and behavioural approaches to the treatment of addiction: A practical treatment guide. John Wiley & Sons.
SAMHSA, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2010). Results from the 2009 national survey on drug use and health. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality.
Siegel, S. (1983). Classical conditioning, drug tolerance, and drug dependence. In Research Advances in Alcohol and Drug Problems (pp. 207-246). Springer, Boston, MA.
Van Aken, M. A., & Asendorpf, J. B. (2018). Personality and peer relationships. The Guilford Press.