Maintaining a healthy brain and the effects of substance abuse. Segments feature professionals, those in recovery and those who continue to struggle. Topics include prevention and recovery and everything in between.
Annika shares her journey vaping and dabbing in high school--that led to serious health issues. The ease of getting product, using without notice and rapid need to use more and more frequently, landed Annika in the hospital with Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome--cyclical vomiting (scromiting) with severe abdominal pain.
Today's Marijuana and the Developing Brain explores why today's marijuana is a problem for adolescents, teenagers and young adults. Host educator Mila LaBarre interviews addiction specialist Jody Belsher, who is the producer/director of the award-winning film The Other Side of Cannabis: Negative Effects of Marijuana on Our Youth. Jody is a keynote speaker who has presented to thousands across the United States on the harms of today's marijuana (www.hearts-gate.com). She holds a Master's in Addictive Disorders and is the President of POSAFY. Jody's new film, a 41 minute documentary entitled SOBRIETY ROAD, was recently released (www.sobrietyroad.com). A BrainStream Podcast sponsored by POSAFY (Prevention of Substance Abuse for Youth). POSAFY is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to educating youth, their families and our communities on substance abuse prevention. www.posafy.org. We are solely funded by private donations.