October 1, 2015
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EDT
It is important to clearly communicate with youth about cannabis use, including potential risks. Yet, when working with youth, adult allies like nurses, primary care providers, educators and public health professionals may have difficulty communicating and providing support regarding cannabis to youth. One challenge can be having access to credible information on cannabis. The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) is filling this gap with a new report, Substance Abuse in Canada: The Effects of Cannabis Use during Adolescence, which summarizes the current scientific evidence related to cannabis use.
Topics covered in the report:
- What are the brain and behavioral effects of cannabis use in youth?
- Is there a link between cannabis and mental illness?
- Is cannabis addictive?
- What interventions are available for cannabis use disorders?
During this webinar, participants will:
- learn about the aims and methodology that shaped the Substance Abuse in Canada: The Effects of Cannabis Use during Adolescence report
- differentiate between myths and facts relating to youth and cannabis use
- become familiar with key messages to communicate with youth about cannabis use
- learn about best practices to support youth who use cannabis
- Sheena Gereghty, Ph.D., Knowledge Broker, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
- Dr. Sharon Cirone, MD., Chair, Addiction Medicine Program Committee, College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), Chair, Education Committee, Canadian Society Of
- Addiction Medicine (CSAM)