It is estimated that 9% of the population has a marijuana use disorder. Recently, we have seen legalization of medical and recreational marijuana in many states. We will review what has been observed in Colorado and Washington State and the impact of these new laws on our young people and society as a whole. This workshop will help clinicians differentiate between medical marijuana and recreational use of the drug. We will explore the impact of marijuana use on the developing brain. We will also learn how to confront some of the misconceptions and the justifications some use to continue their consumption of this substance.
- Identify the impact or marijuana use in the young brain
- Identify the potency and different ingestion methods for marijuana use
- Explain the different uses for medical marijuana
- How to act on confronting the most common justifications for use
- Describe the process of addiction
Ana Moreno, MS, LMHC, MCAP, CIP, MAC, ICADC, CDWF
Ana Moreno is a psychotherapist and addiction specialist working in Miami, FL. Ana is Co-Founder and Clinical Director of Family Recovery Specialists, an intensive outpatient treatment program and consulting practice that works with those suffering from addiction and other mental health disorders. Ms. Moreno is a certified facilitator for The Daring Way ™ curriculum, a shame resilience approach to help people recovering from addictions.
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