The Physiology of Addiction
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 7:00 PM
Oakmont Regional High School Auditorium
11 Oakmont Drive, Ashburnham, MA 01430
Presentation by: Dr. Ruth Potee
This talk will give an overview of how substances and addictive behaviors impact the brain and how the brain is injured by prolonged exposure to these substances and behaviors.
Come learn more about what parents and other interested members of the community can do to keep our teens safer, healthier, and substance-free through the middle and high school years.
In addition to Dr. Potee’s presentation, we are pleased to welcome the Worcester County D.A’s Hidden in Plain Sight display. This display will:
- Showcase various household items potentially found in a teenager’s bedroom that could promote at-risk behaviors.
- Help adults identify items of concern, raise awareness of at-risk behaviors in youth, and present strategies to help improve communication and discussion.
In 2015, Dr. Potee was honored by the Franklin District Medical Society as the 2015 Community Clinician of the Year.
Presentation Year: 2017-2018