The purpose of this capstone project was to identify evidence-based practices relating to anxiety disorders and cannabis use throughout the lifespan. Identification of the practices will more effectively meet the needs of the clients served at the Dual Recovery Program and allow the agency to best serve clients with co-occurring anxiety disorders and cannabis use in a parallel manner. The literature indicates that there is a correlation between anxiety disorders and cannabis abuse (Buckner & Schmidt, 2011; Buckner, Zvolensky, & Schmidt, 2012; Bricker, et al., 2006; Bonn-Miller, Vujanovic, Boden, & Gross, 2011). If the anxiety disorder can be properly diagnosed and treated early on with evidence-based treatment and recommended interventions, the likelihood for lifetime marijuana use will decrease (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration [SAMSHA], 2012). Methodology
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Master of Social Work (MSW)
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Borchert, Tanya, "Evidence-Based Treatment for Anxiety Disorders and Marijuana Use Across the Lifespan" (2013). All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects. 847.
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