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Adolescent Cannabis: Modern Trends, Risks and Treatment

A Part of SunCloud's Continuing Education Series of Events

Adolescent Cannabis: Modern Trends, Risks and Treatment
Presented by: Alexander Chevalier, MD
November 10, 2023

The modern cannabis industry has changed the way adolescents consume marijuana, the risks associated with this, and what we can do help adolescents struggling with their cannabis use.  This talk will highlight the risks specific to marijuana’s impact on the developing adolescent brain.  It is designed for school counselors and social workers, treatment professionals and families with adolescents.

Presentation Objectives:      

  1. Understand modern cannabis and how it is mostly typically consumed by adolescents
  2. Identify the largest risks associated with cannabis use in adolescents
  3. Understand the treatment options for adolescents’ using cannabis

Learning Objectives:

  1. Analyze the latest scientific research on food addiction as it relates to body weight and food cravings.
  2. Explain how the criteria for addiction have been identified with processed foods.
  3. Discuss the psychology of abstinence from or restriction of processed foods within the context of eating disorder treatments

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About the Speaker

Alexander Chevalier, MD

Alexander Chevalier, MD is a board certified adult, child, and adolescent Psychiatrist who completed his medical training at the University of Wisconsin followed by adult residency and child/adolescent fellowship at the University of Illinois in Chicago. 

Alexander Chevalier, MD has worked across the lifespan in both acute inpatient psychiatric facilities as well as for three years in a traditional outpatient practice.  He has treated a wide variety of psychiatric disorders including mood, anxiety, substance use, neurodevelopmental, and with a particular focus in the area of childhood trauma, teen depression treatment, and post-traumatic stress. 

“My work focuses on uniting up to date, evidenced-based treatment with the needs of an individual and family at this very moment in time.  I firmly believe that by empowering the individual and family with the best available research and offering individually tailored interventions, I can serve as a steadfast ally in the pathway to recovery.  My goal is to help individuals turn their difficulties into a reservoir of personal strength.” 

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Joint Accreditation Statement

Joint Accreditation Statement: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Galen Mental Health.  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. Amedco Joint Accreditation #4008163.


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