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CanniControl Announces Additions to its Scientific Advisory Board

By November 19, 2020February 10th, 2021No Comments

CanniControl, a company committed to empowering those struggling with cannabis abuse and addiction, today announced that Paul Peluso, Ph.D., and Brian Canfield, Ed.D., both Professors at Florida Atlantic University’s College of Education, have joined the company’s Scientific Advisory Board.

“We are thrilled to be working with Paul and Brian as we embark on research that will advance our understanding of cannabis abuse and dependence,” said Doug Cress, Director of CanniControl. “Paul and Brian are highly regarded researchers and educators with a wealth of relevant experience in treating addiction. They are also practitioners who have witnessed first-hand the challenges chronic cannabis users face when attempting to abstain or moderate their use. We welcome the valuable research insight and enthusiasm they bring to our team.”

While most individuals can use cannabis without harm, approximately 1 in 10 will develop cannabis use disorder (DSM-5), also referred to as cannabis abuse, dependence, or addiction. For these individuals, abstinence and reduction attempts are generally short-lived, with most attempts to stop or reduce lasting less than a week. CanniControl is working closely with its Scientific Advisory Board to advance strategies to support chronic cannabis users attempting to moderate or abstain from using cannabis.

Paul R. Peluso, Ph.D.

Dr. Paul R. Peluso is a Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Florida Atlantic University. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a licensed mental health counselor with over 25 years of experience as a clinician, specializing in couple and family therapy. His areas of research expertise include therapy process and outcomes. Dr. Peluso was previously the Research Director of a community-based drug treatment and mental health facility. Dr. Peluso has lectured both nationally and internationally and has been featured in media outlets including The Wall Street Journal and Counseling Today.

Brian S. Canfield, Ed.D.

Dr. Brian S. Canfield is Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Florida Atlantic University. He is a licensed psychologist, marriage and family therapist, and a certified master addiction counselor. Dr. Canfield brings 30+ years of clinical experience working with substance abuse issues. He is the former Executive Director of a community-based drug treatment agency, where he worked with individuals, couples, and families to address a wide range of substance abuse issues and related concerns. Dr. Canfield has consulted with numerous businesses and organizations to implement policies, workplace training, and employee assistance programs to reduce the potential for harm created by drug abuse and addiction. Dr. Canfield is a Past President of the International Association for Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC), and a Fellow and Past President of the American Counseling Association (ACA).

CanniControl is committed to empowering individuals and organizations struggling with cannabis abuse and dependence. We strive to improve lives and reduce the potential for harm through our novel products and support services. CanniControl is not anti-cannabis, and we support efforts to legalize adult cannabis use and study.

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