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Essentials - Cannabis use disorder: Prevalence and Consequences
This lecture is a broad summary of cannabis use disorder, introduction to cannabis related effects on health, and review of the current treatment options for cannabis related disorders. It serves as a foundation for further education regarding cannabis as a substance of interest.
Learning Objectives
At the end of the lecture attendees will be able to:
  • Understand the criteria for cannabis use disorder and associated syndromes.
  • Understand the neurobiological effect of cannabinoids.
  • Understand the epidemiology of cannabis use.
  • Understand the evaluation and treatment of cannabis use disorder.
Credit Statement
Claim either AOA Category 1A Credit(s) or a Participation Certificate (no CME)
Veronica Ridpath, DO

Veronica Ridpath, DO is a psychiatrist working in the FQHC setting in Florence, SC. She graduated cum laude from University of North Carolina-Charlotte with a Bachelor of Science in psychology with minors in biology and classical studies. She obtained her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she was a National Health Service Corp scholar. She has special interest in LGBT mental health and inclusion, improving access to psychiatry services, and primary care integration.
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: Member: $0.00
Non-Member: $35.00
Resident/Intern Member: $0.00
Student Member: $0.00
Credit Offered:
1 AOA Category 1A Credit
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