Weeding Out Fact From Fiction: The Effects of Marijuana and Technology on Our Children's Brain Development
February 8, 2016
Hosted by Mary Woods
What would you do if the research showed a relationship between eating broccoli and negative changes in your child’s brain development? You wouldn’t feed them broccoli, right! What if the same was true for technology and marijuana use? Please join us for a conversation about the effects of technology and marijuana on our children’s developing brains. You will learn facts that will help you parent, mentor, educate and be a role model to the children in your life. Here are a few questions that will be answered:
• How potent is today’s marijuana compared to the 1970’s and why does it matter to your children’s brain development?
• Is marijuana a safe recreational drug for our children to experiment with?
• How much technology use is too much for children of all ages?
• How is technology use influencing our children’s brain development as well as their social and emotional well-being?
Don’t miss this opportunity to get educated on information vital to your children’s health and wellness
One Hour AT A Time
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Recovery, whether it is from substance abuse or a mental illness, or both requires a treatment plan, which in many cases is as effective as treatments for other chronic illnesses. “One Hour AT A Time” will increase awareness about recovery and decrease the discrimination against individuals in the recovery process. Host Mary Woods, will help people understand the recovery of adults and families living with co-occurring substance use disorders and psychotic and/or affective illness over the course of a lifetime. Helping individuals develop the skills and knowledge they need to take personal responsibility for their health and supporting individuals in their efforts to get on with life beyond illness has been Mary’s mission and she now brings that mission to the airwaves.
Mary is the CEO of WestBridge Community Services. She is also a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor with more than 25 years experience in substance abuse services and community mental health programs. Mary has conducted extensive workshops and trainings with a primary focus in Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change Theory and Integrated Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders. She is also a contributor to the development of the Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Practitioners and Clinical Supervisors Workbook and Practice Demonstration Video. Mary was the Chairperson of the NH State Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals. She has been a member of the NH Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor’s Association since 1984, and has served as the Northeast Regional Vice President for the NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals, President of NAADAC and is currently past president of NAADAC.