Perils of Big Pot -the Big Tobacco of our time
August 29, 2016
Hosted by Mary Woods
Dr. Kevin Sabet, author of 'Reefer Sanity: Seven Great Myths About Marijuana,' will discuss latest developments over the battle to legalize marijuana, and will review latest science about the drug. He will provide an overview of the current drug policy trends in the U.S., and debunk some of the most cited marijuana use myths i.e. it is harmless, non-addictive, and legalization will solve government’s budgetary problems. Dr. Sabet claims our greatest concern should be an inevitable rise of a second Big Tobacco industry, this time marketing marijuana to children and youth. He will cite rising problems in Colorado and Washington state. His presentation concludes with an overview of policy options, describing a smarter, science-based approach to marijuana policy that neither legalizes marijuana nor demonizes users. You will hear more about marijuana and marijuana policy, health effects of the drug, and current political landscape in this presentation than you likely ever have.
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.