Canadian Guidelines on Cannabis Use Disorder Among Older Adults

  • Jonathan R. Bertram Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto
  • Amy Porath Canadian Centre for Substance Use and Addiction
  • Dallas Seitz Hotchkiss Brain Institute and O’Brien Institute for Public Health, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
  • Harold Kalant Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto
  • Ashok Krishnamoorthy University of British Colombia
  • Andra Smith Bruyère Research Institute, University of Ottawa
  • Rand Teed
Keywords: Cannabis, Substance Use Disorder, Older Adults

Abstract

Background

Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD) is an emerging and diverse challenge among older adults.

Methods

The Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health, with financial support from Health Canada, has produced evidencebased guidelines on the prevention, identification, assessment, and treatment of this form of substance use disorder.

Conclusions

Older adults may develop CUD in the setting of recreational and even medical use. Clinicians should remain vigilant for the detection of CUD, and they should be aware of strategies for prevention and managing its emergence and consequences The full version of these guidelines can be accessed at www.ccsmh.ca.

Author Biographies

Jonathan R. Bertram, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto
Department of Family & Community Medicine
Dallas Seitz, Hotchkiss Brain Institute and O’Brien Institute for Public Health, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Department of Psychiatry
Harold Kalant, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto
Faculty of Medicine
Ashok Krishnamoorthy, University of British Colombia
Department of Psychiatry
Andra Smith, Bruyère Research Institute, University of Ottawa
School of Psychology
Published
2020-03-13
How to Cite
Bertram, J. R., Porath, A., Seitz, D., Kalant, H., Krishnamoorthy, A., Smith, A., & Teed, R. (2020). Canadian Guidelines on Cannabis Use Disorder Among Older Adults. Canadian Geriatrics Journal, 23(1), 135-142. https://doi.org/10.5770/cgj.23.424
Section
Clinical Practice Guidelines/Consensus Statements