Substance Use Disorders

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Behavioral Awareness Series: Coping with Substance Use Disorders

If you or a loved one are struggling with substance use, it can affect everything. These free seminars are open to anyone who wants to learn more about substance use disorders and recovery.

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This Month’s Seminar

Legal Marijuana: What You Need to Know About the Higher Potency and Risks

As more states pass legislation decriminalizing or legalizing recreational marijuana, the increased availability of high-potency cannabis products raises the potential for health risks, especially among teens and emerging adults—including addiction. Listen in as Hazelden Betty Ford’s Regional Medical Director and addiction specialist Victor (Vic) Vines, MD, talks about health implications of high-potency marijuana. Like any addictive substance, marijuana can be used by some people without major consequence. For others, dependence can develop along with mental health issues and cognitive impairment. Dr. Vines will also discuss the impact on the developing brain of teen and young adults.

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 1 pm–2 pm, ET

Presenter: Vic Vines, MD, Midwest Regional Medical Director, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Call-in number: US/CAN Toll Free:  1 (866) 770-3260    Int'l Toll: 1 (509) 844-9004

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