Sept. 11, 2022 – At the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders, Tanya L. Gouveia, MS, MPA, LCDP-II, LADC-I, who runs Addiction Recovery Counseling and serves as an adjunct professor at Bristol Community College in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, presented a session on cannabis use disorder education, prevention, and clinical issues.

Ahead of her presentation, Gouveia spoke with Addiction Professional by email to discuss how cannabis impacts patients’ ability to sustain recovery, ethical and liability implications for providers who work with cannabis use disorder patients, and best practices for discussing cannabis use with patients in a manner that enhances the therapeutic bond.