Substance Use Disorder & the Adolescent Brain
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is the lead federal agency supporting scientific research on substance use disorders (SUDs). As part of their mission, NIDA is responsible for providing information on both the short and long term consequences of SUDs on the brains, bodies and lives of adolescents. NIDA’s comprehensive website provides a variety of tools (e.g., videos, infographics, blogs, publications) that address adolescent substance use and are available at no cost.
This webinar will focus on the adolescent brain, provide information on those adolescents who are at increased risk for drug use, and present the major impact of home, family and peers. In addition, the presenter will address the increased potency of THC/marijuana and its potential long-term impact on this population.
Glen R. Hanson, DDS, PhD is the Associate Dean for the School of Dentistry at the University of Utah and the Director of the Utah Addiction Center, University of Utah. Previously, Dr. Hanson served as the Acting Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and as the Director of NIDA's Division of Neurobiology and Behavioral Research. Dr. Hanson is recognized as one of the world's leading experts on the neurobiology of psycho-stimulants including methamphetamine and ecstasy (MDMA).
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm Eastern (12pm Central / 11am Mountain /10am Pacific)