Severe Cannabis Use Disorders cause significant harms to quality of life and outcomes including mental health, cognition, motivation and general well being.

We will characterise, for the first time, the neuroadaptations associated with cannabis dependence relative to regular use via advanced imaging techniques and examine links between neural alterations and quality of life.

This study will help to identify new treatment targets and develop a new neural model of cannabis addiction.

Funding body

National Health and Medical Research Council

Scheme name

Project Grant

Years funded

2017 – 2020

Lead institution

University of Wollongong

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