Friday, March 22, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Irene Jun 
Adelphi University 

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Trauma Trends in 2024: The Science of Addiction in the Adolescent Brain (2.0 CEs)


Stephen Dewey, Ph.D.

Given the established relationship between trauma exposure and substance use/misuse, as well as the high rates of adverse childhood experiences among the general population, it is concerning but not surprising that nearly half of all teens (46.6%) report having tried illicit substances by 12th grade.  Trauma not only has an impact on the developing brain, but also places individuals at greater risk of developing specific addictive disorders.  Dr. Stephen Dewey, Director of Research Education at Seafield Center, will offer a thoroughly captivating and comprehensive analysis of the disease of addiction.  Addiction is a disease where regionally-specific neurochemical changes underlying both its development and progression.  This presentation will identify the neurochemical changes associated with addition as well as the interaction between substance addiction and trauma.  Come see this engaging two-hour talk with Dr. Dewey on trauma and addiction!


*PLEASE NOTE: This is an encore presentation of an event that was previously held. CEs will not be available for participants who attended previously.*