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Table 3 Utilization of Cannabishjälpen program in the intervention group (n = 151)

From: Guided web-based treatment program for reducing cannabis use: a randomized controlled trial

Step (days since last use)Visited step pageaModulebVisited module pageCompleted module
Step 0 (0–1 day)82 (53.9%)Finding motivation to change cannabis use102 (67.5%)90 (59.6%)
Setting a goal of a time period when not to use cannabis85 (56.3%)78 (51.7%)
     Mean (SD) goal in number of cannabis abstinent daysc62.6 (68.1)
Step 1 (2–8 days)50 (32.9%)Learning practical tips on changing cannabis use through self-control68 (45.0%)57 (37.7%)
Picturing yourself free from cannabis49 (32.5%)28 (18.5%)
How cannabis affects your thinking26 (17.2%)20 (13.2%)
Step 2 (9–21 days)31 (20.4%)Alternative ways to manage cravings33 (21.9%)22 (14.6%)
Finding ways to sleep better32 (21.2%)22 (14.6%)
Learning to deal with difficult emotions25 (16.6%)17 (11.3%)
Practicing the handling of social pressure18 (11.9%)15 (9.9%)
Step 3 (22–42 days)23 (15.1%)Learning to get help from others11 (7.3%)9 (6.0%)
Identifying risk situations that trigger the urge to use cannabis15 (9.9%)1 (0.7%)
Alternative plans for handling problems15 (9.9%)12 (7.9%)
Relapse prevention (including tips on maintaining motivation to sustain abstinence from cannabis use over the long term)9 (6.0%)6 (4.0%)
Introduction (all)137 (90.7%)Used the cannabis calendar 96 (63.6%)
Sent a message to therapist 76 (50.3%)
     Mean (SD number of visits to the program62.4 (110.6)
     Mean (SD) days between first and last visit25.0 (33.6)
  1. aThe step pages (0–3) included psychoeducation on what the user could expect during the specific period and some brief suggestions
  2. bModules where recommended automatically based on the number of days since the user smoked. All modules where available from start
  3. cRecommended goal for cannabis abstinence was 6 weeks (42 days)