Mental health

Brief psychosocial interventions



Individuals using cannabis and psychostimulants should be offered brief intervention, when they are detected in non-specialized health care settings. Brief intervention should comprise a single session of 5-30 minutes duration, incorporating individualised feedback and advice on reducing or stopping cannabis / psychostimulant consumption, and the offer of follow-up.
Strength of recommendation: STRONG
Quality of evidence: VERY LOW

People with ongoing problems related to their cannabis or psychostimulant drug use who does not respond to brief interventions should be considered for referral for specialist assessment.
Strength of recommendation: CONDITIONAL
Quality of evidence: VERY LOW