With adult use cannabis legalization on the horizon, and the presence of medical marijuana, parents and educators are faced with misinformation, the reduction of perceived harm, and mixed messaging. These are just a few of the many concerns surrounding cannabis.
We will have a conversation about the science of today’s cannabis and its impact on young people’s developing brains. We need to learn all we can about this evolving substance, which has exponentially higher potency and more creative delivery systems than even 10 years ago. This program addresses the effects of increased THC potency, social norms, availability, and the impact on a young, developing brain.
Our special guest speaker is Lizzy Lopez, LPC
Lizzy Lopez is the Co-Founder & Chief Clinical Officer at Synergy Houses. Lizzy found her passion for helping others through her own personal experience with healing and recovery. After receiving her Master’s in Clinical Counseling, she started her career working with adolescents struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues. She became skilled at helping clients identify “the why” underneath their substance use. She strives to provide compassionate care that can lead to relational repair in order to help client’s cultivate meaning.