Frances Jensen, MD talks with Terry Gross about “The Teenage Brain”

Frances Jensen, MD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and is the author of The Teenage Brain, A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults.   "Teenagers are not as readily able to access their frontal lobe [...]

Behind the “Main Line Take Over Project”; Treating Adolescent Cannabis Dependence

Heather Gregan, LPC, CADC, adolescent and young adult counselor. Guests: Jonathan Dueker & Heather Gregan Two former students of the elite Haverford School are accused of leading a teenage drug trafficking organization that involved at least five other local Main Line high schools and three Pennsylvania colleges. Eleven people have been arrested in [...]

Bucks County’s Heroin Crackdown Initiative; Rethinking Heroin Treatment

A. Thomas McLellan, Ph.D, CEO and co-founder of the Treatment Research Institute. Guests: Dr. Thomas McLellan & Bucks County DA David Heckler With more heroin overdoses in the news and the Affordable Care Act underway we’ll look at rethinking rehab models and how insurance companies are covering substance abuse treatment with A. Thomas [...]

Chris Herren, “Basketball Junkie”

On January 8 and 9, 2013, Chris Herren former NBA player and author of "Basketball Junkie," shared his story of addiction with community members and Hatboro-Horsham students.   January 8, 2013:  Community Evening Presentation   January 9, 2013:  Hatboro-Horsham High School Club Meeting A group of Hatboro-Horsham High School students that supports the efforts [...]

ADDICT Hits the Stage

Twenty Hatboro-Horsham High School students made a dramatic impact as they performed the play, Addict, not only for their high school peers, two community performances, and at a regional “Thespian Conference,” but after hearing about the overwhelming response to their portrayals of ten young people, each struggling with a different substance, they were then asked [...]