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Table 3 Brief description of the eight intervention modules (For further information, please see Amman [25] and Baumgartner [26])

From: CANreduce-SP—adding psychological support to web-based adherence-focused guided self-help for cannabis users: study protocol for a three-arm randomized control trial

Module Brief objective description Therapeutic base
1 Introduction General overview and introducing the fictional companions Motivational interviewing (MI) techniques [27]
2 Identifying risky situations Identify personal risk situations and increase awareness of irrelevant decisions that could lead to cannabis use Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approach to relapse prevention [28]
3 Working on needs Learn skills to strengthen social contacts, decrease possible ruminations, and develop healthier sleeping habits Behavioural activation approach [29]
4 Craving Learn strategies to deal with craving CBT principles [30]
5 Dealing with relapses Learn skills for relapse prevention Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approach to relapse prevention [28]
6 Working on problems How to deal with common problems using new problem-solving skills Social problem-solving approach [31]
7 Saying “No” Strengthen refusal skills CBT principles [30]
8 Preserving achievements Review the work done and create a personalized list of points to secure achievements made MI techniques [27]