Marijuana and the Teen Brain Presentation

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After a decade of declines, marijuana use has started to rise among teens in the United States and is now more prevalent than tobacco use. Adolescence is a time of critical brain development which makes teens highly susceptible to developing addiction. It is important for parents to understand the potential short- and long-term effects of this substance on brain development and overall health and well-being. Hopkinton Parents: please join Shannon Mountain-Ray, LICSW and Leslie Green, LICSW as they explore the effect marijuana use can have on the neurological, physical, social, and emotional development as well as on academic achievement and performance on athletic fields.

The program will take place on January 21, 2015 from 7:00-8:30 PM in the Hopkinton High School Auditorium.

Presenters:
Shannon Mountain-Ray, LICSW
Clinical Director of Social Work
Adolescent Substance Abuse Program
Boston Children’s Hospital

Leslie Green, LICSW
Clinical Social Worker
Adolescent Substance Abuse Program
Boston Children’s Hospital

Funding Grant:
Hopkinton Country Club Charitable Foundation