Please join us for the July Professional Networking Event.
1440 Renaissance Dr., Suite 320
As the taboo surrounding marijuana appears to dissipate, this workshop will serve as an important reminder regarding the health repercussions and legal implications associated with marijuana.
Presenter: Karen Wolownik-Albert, LCSW – Executive Director Gateway Alcohol & Drug Treatment Centers, Lake County facility in Lake Villa, Ill.
Is Marijuana Dangerous?
There is a public opinion that marijuana in not very dangerous. Many states are legalizing marijuana for medical and now recreational use. As Illinois’ largest substance use disorder treatment provider, Gateway Foundation believes marijuana is very dangerous, particularly for our youth and persons struggling with addiction.
This training will discuss how marijuana affects the body and brain, including short term and long term effects. The presenter will discuss current statistics and recent research that illustrates the effects of marijuana as well as treatment issues and strategies. Current use trends including potency of marijuana and synthetic marijuana will also be discussed. Lastly, the presenter will describe client vignettes to illustrate training concepts and answer participant questions.
- Participants will learn how marijuana affects the body and brain and be able to describe short and long term effects.
- Participants will learn about current use trends.
- Participants will discuss current changes in legislation across the country regarding marijuana, and how such changes may impact practice.
- Participants will increase understanding of treatment issues and strategies