Marijuana Intervention

Marijuana Intervention

The Intervention curriculum intended for a group or individual setting for youth who have an established habit of marijuana use and who want to reduce their dependence on marijuana or quit. The engaging Intervention curriculum includes discussion, activities, and journal writing and is intended provide support to students who are motivated to reduce or quit their marijuana use. This curriculum requires an MEI Intervention workbook to help students explore their marijuana use habits and patterns.


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Marijuana Education Initiative Intervention Curriculum

Target Audience: Middle- and high-school-aged youth who have an established marijuana use habit and who want to reduce or quit their use.

Logic Model

Administration: This curriculum is intended to be facilitated by a mental health professional in an academic or youth services setting.


At the completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify their habits around marijuana use
  • Identify where they are on the Stages of Change model
  • Understand the impact their marijuana use has on their body, behavior, and brain
  • Employ stress management techniques to replace using marijuana to alleviate stress
  • Identify how their use affects their present and future selves
  • Identify social supports

At the completion of this program, participates will know:

  • How marijuana affects their body, behavior, and brain
  • The Stages of Change model
  • Erickson’s stages of development
  • Their habits and patterns of use
  • Characteristics of people who can support them

Methods of implementation:

  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Transtheoretical Model
  • Mindfulness/stress management practices
  • Behavior-image model
  • Social cognitive theory
  • SEL programming


  • Seven units, approximately 50 minutes long, that are to be delivered in sequential order on a weekly or biweekly basis
  • The curriculum is instructor driven with opportunities for group dialogue and self-exploration
  • Instructor provides information, tools, and education so that participants can make their own decisions regarding marijuana use
  • Students are expected to quit using marijuana for a short period of time
  • Pre- and post-intervention student surveys are required
  • Rubric is available for unit assessment
  • Lessons align with American School Counselor Association (ASCA) standards
  • Lessons align with social and emotional learning (SEL) programming and competency areas
  • Former group members can return to speak about their experiences with reduction
  • Intervention Journal required for participants

Purchase grants one user,  individual use of course materials for a period of one year from date of purchase. This contract is extendable. Multi-year discounts available, contact us for details.

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