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

Wednesday, December 13 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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.


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

About the Bio:

Rick Cresta LICSW is a faculty member at Boston University School of Social Work. He has a private clinical social work practice specializing in substance use, violence,  and work with court-involved youth and young adults. He has been a trainer and consultant for DCF, DYS, and DPH,  in addition to many other agencies and organizations throughout the state.


Wednesday, December 13
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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