All information and materials of the CANDIS programme are available at book trades. The treatment manual is also available in German and Polish language. Translations into Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Arabic are in preparation.

Modular Therapy of Cannabis Use Disorders

The CANDIS Programme

Authors: E. Hoch, P. Zimmermann, J. Henker, H. Rohrbacher, R. Noack, G. Bühringer und H.-U. Wittchen
Series: Therapeutic praxis – 2011,
150 pages., broadsheet.
39,95 Euro,
ISBN: 978-3-8017-2197-8
incl. CD-ROM

Amazon (in German)

Hazelden (in English)

CANDIS Curriculum

Cannabis Treatment Programme for Adolescents and Adults

By E. Hoch
Scope & Sequence
Sample of Facilitator Intro, Session 1, and Diary Tool
CANDIS was developed by Dr. Eva Hoch, an award-winning and internationally renowned expert in the treatment of cannabis use disorder, as evidence-based, abstinence-oriented cannabis treatment programme.
Using motivational enhancement therapy (MET), cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), and contingency management, this programme has proven successful with its three main objectives for clients: to realise problematic cannabis use, to participate in treatment, and to abstain from cannabis use by applying relapse prevention skills.

The CANDIS programme begins with a client assessment and continues with ten sessions that focus on:

  • Physical and psychological effects of cannabis
  • Internal and external triggers
  • Strategies for change
  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Withdrawal and relapse management
  • Cravings, problem solving, and refusal skills

Ideal for use in a variety of settings, the programme is designed for 90-minute sessions, but can be modified for shorter time periods. A facilitator manual, a DVD including a video overview of cannabis, and a CD-ROM with reproducible client worksheets and fact sheets are all included in this effective, affordable tool for helping clients overcome their cannabis dependence.

Dr. Eva Hoch is an award-winning clinical psychologist and psychotherapist with an international reputation in the field of substance use disorders with a special focus on cannabis. She was the head of the Cannabis Treatment Research Group and the outpatient cannabis treatment clinic at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany from 2005 to 2010. She is a university lecturer, an author or co-author of 30 scientific publications, and a member of various scientific research associations.

Item: 3635
ISBN-13: 9781616496760
Publisher: Hazelden
Published Year: 2017