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AN OVERVIEW OF ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE USE AND ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS
September 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Presenter: Michelle L. Maloney, PhD, LPC, CAADC, Executive Director of Addiction Services, Rogers Behavioral Health
Substance use and addictive behaviors have been in the media for the past several years. These stories include the opioid crisis, increased
legalization of marijuana, readily available CBD oil and increased vaping advertisements. In addition, recent studies have demonstrated
the correlation between addictive behaviors (such as gaming, sexting and gambling) and increased substance use. This presentation will
present an overview of these behaviors and the resulting impact on an adolescent’s brain and subsequent substance use. In addition,
the hidden costs and dangers of marijuana and vaping will also be discussed. Lastly, practical applications for parents will be presented.