Joining me on this week’s episode is Matt Quinn, Community Relations Coordinator at Rosecrance, a substance abuse treatment center with locations throughout Illinois. Matt’s here to help me touch on a number of areas we haven’t really had an opportunity to discuss on the podcast just yet, mainly as it relates to marijuana and alcohol usage in teenagers.
Topics we discuss include:
— Substance abuse trends that have surprised him. What drugs has he seen decreases and increases in?
— His biggest concern about teens and young adults using marijuana
— Marijuana usage as it related to brain development in teens
— Can marijuana be a long-term healing solution overcome anxiety, or does it only have short-term benefits?
— Is Connection the opposite of Addiction? An interesting theory you’ll want to tune into…