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Alcohol and Cannabis Co-Use: Receptiveness to Treatments and Application to Intervention Planning

Given the prevalence of alcohol and cannabis co-use among college students, prevention of co-use is crucial. In this study, researchers examined hypothetical receptiveness to substance-specific interventions among students who reported co-use. Students who use alcohol and cannabis were more receptive to alcohol interventions than cannabis interventions. Researchers proposed that campus prevention experts should consider offering evidence-based, alcohol-focused interventions as a potential pathway for decreasing substance use among college students who engage in alcohol and cannabis co-use.

This paper, “Alcohol and cannabis co-use: Receptiveness to treatments and application to intervention planning,” was funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and published in the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice.

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