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RESEARCH & ARTICLES OF INTEREST
The Effects of Substances on the Developing Adolescent Brain
The Island Wide Youth Collaborative in collaboration with the Youth Task Force sponsored an evening with Dr. Ruth Potee on March 23rd at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.
Dr. Potee is a nationally renowned family physician who specializes in addressing the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts. Her mission to
educate communities about brain development in order to help stem the tide of opioid addiction. In the dynamic presentation below, she discusses he relationship of risk taking and addiction among teens and how teen brains are “under construction.”
Dr. Potee addresses questions such as:
– Why are teens at a greater risk of addiction?
– What are extreme dangers of opiates?
– How do I keep a developing brain safe
Click here to view Dr. Potee's presentation to parents.
Click here to view Dr. Potee's presentation to students.