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August 28, 2012

N-Acetylcysteine in Cannabis-Dependent Adolescents

A study in the current issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry examines the administration of an over the counter dietary supplement, N-Acetylcystine, to facilitate cessation of cannabis use in adolescents. Participants receiving N-Acetylcystine had more than twice the odds (compared to placebo) of having negative urine toxicology for cannabis.  This study is the first to show a positive outcome for pharmacotherapy in the treatment of cannabis dependency.

American Journal of Psychiatry

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