Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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Natick High School
15 West Street
NATICK, MA 01760

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Katie Sugarman
Natick Together for Youth (NTY)

"What Were You Thinking?" 

The Effects of Marijuana on the Adolescent Brain

September 20 at 7pm at Natick High School

For students, parents and caregivers (middle & high school)

This program will address recent research on the effects of marijuana use during the adolescent years, specifically: 

  • How does teen marijuana use affect rates of addiction in later life?
  • How does marijuana affect brain development and executive function in teens and in growing brains?

Marisa Silveri, PhD, nationally acclaimed behavioral neuroscientist at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital, will present her work on adolescent brain development and the effects of marijuana use on brain function. She will also answer audience questions. 

— Lead Sponsors: Natick Acts, Natick Together for Youth (NTY), Town of Natick, Natick Public Schools, SOAR Natick, SPARK Kindness

Our Speaker, Dr. Marisa Silveri

Marisa M. Silveri, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Director of the Neurodevelopmental Laboratory on Addictions and Mental Health, McLean Hospital. Dr. Silveri has been studying the neurobiology of brain development and consequences of alcohol and drug abuse using preclinical and clinical models for over two decades. Her current work uses non-invasive magnetic resonance techniques to examine how the teenage brain is at risk. This includes studying the way the brain’s structure, function and even chemistry change under certain conditions, including marijuana use.