May 16

Martha’s Vineyard Youth Task Force and our CONNECT to End Violence program will welcome Dr. Ruth Potee to the Island on Thursday, May 16th

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

Dr. Potee will discuss 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. The talk will focus on the three predisposing factors that put individuals at risk of addiction: genetics, early exposure during brain development and history of childhood trauma.

Please RSVP to info@mvyouthtaskforce.org