Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
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Westborough High School, Auditorium 
90 West Main Street
Westborough, MA 01581

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Westborough Connects 

Westborough Youth & Family Services                 508-366-3090


Join us for a free presentation

The Physiology of Addiction: Effects of Drug-Taking Behavior on the Brain


Dr. Potee will present an overview of adolescent brain development and how substances and addictive behaviors impact the brain.

Dr. Ruth Potee is a board certified Family Physician and Addiction Medicine physician at Valley Medical Group in Greenfield, MA.  She is a native of western Massachusetts and attended public schools in the North Quabbin region.  She attended Wellesley College, Yale University School of Medicine and did her residency at Boston University where she remained as an assistant professor of Family Medicine for eight years. 

In addition to practicing full- scope family medicine, she is currently the Medical Director for the Franklin County House of Corrections, the Franklin Recovery and Treatment Center and the Pioneer Valley Regional School District as well as the Chair of the Healthcare Solutions of the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County.  She was named Franklin County Doctor of the Year by the Massachusetts Medical Society in 2015. Dr. Potee engages communities in discussions surrounding substance abuse through her wide ranging series of talks.

The evening will also feature a local resource fair and the Hidden In Plain Sight exhibit, an exhibit that demonstrates how easy it is for teens to hide substance use materials in the home.

This program is for adults and students, ages 14 and older. Free on-site professional childcare is available (event pre-registration is required and children must be potty trained).

Hosted by Westborough Connects, Rotary Club of Westborough, Westborough Youth & Family and Westborough Public Schools.