Youth Substance Use: Evidence and Implications
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Youth Substance Use: Evidence and Implications

Youth Substance Use: Evidence and Implications

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St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - West 5th Campus

100 West 5th Street

Seminar rooms 1-3 (Conference centre 2nd floor)

Hamilton, ON L9C 0E3

Canada

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This workshop will allow the participants to stay current on the types of substances being used by youth. Topics will include: trends and patterns of use, emerging issues (legal status or marijuana in Canada), the impact of substance use on youth brain development and how peer education can be a model for effective prevention programming.

By the end of the this presentation the audience will:

- Examine the influence of media-driven informaiton and how to distinguisht the facts from the hype.

- Examine evidence around the particular vulnerabilities of youth pertaining to the developmental pathways that both influence and are impacted by youths' substance use patterns.

- Receive information on current research around the genetic and brain development of adolescents, with an emphasis on resiliency and how resilience-based interventions can positively impact youth development.

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St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - West 5th Campus

100 West 5th Street

Seminar rooms 1-3 (Conference centre 2nd floor)

Hamilton, ON L9C 0E3

Canada

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