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Parenting to Prevent: The Effects of Substances on the Developing Adolescent Brain

Dr. Ruth 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. She will discuss the relationship of risk taking and addiction among teens and how teen brains are “under construction”

Dr. Potee will address 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?

Youth Task Force of Martha's Vineyard