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Chronic Marijuana Use In Teens: “What’s the Big Deal?”

Wednesday, May 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This event is being offered virtually. A link will be shared with all registrants. 

This workshop will focus on how to engage youth in an exploration of their use without increasing defensiveness. It will explore the impact of chronic marijuana use in a variety of functional areas, including physical, behavioral, psychological and emotional. The impact of recent changes to the law on attitudes and behavior will also be discussed.


  1. Participants will identify their own biases about marijuana and explore the impact on work with teens and young adults.
  2. Participants will be able to identify the physical, behavioral, psychological, and emotional impact of chronic marijuana use on adolescents.
  3. Participants will learn strategies to engage youth in exploration about their use without increasing defensiveness.


About the Speaker:

Rick Cresta, LICSW

Rick Cresta
is a faculty member at BUSSW. He has a private practice working with court-involved youth.  He is a trainer and consultant for DCF, DYS, and DPH, in addition to other agencies and organizations throughout the state.


Wednesday, May 26
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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