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Addiction 101: Marijuana and Nicotine with Dr. Allek Scheele and Dr. Pranay Bonagiri

Addiction 101: Marijuana and Nicotine with Dr. Allek Scheele and Dr. Pranay Bonagiri

Update: 2021-08-13
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  • In adolescents who use marijuana chronically, their prefrontal cortex will not develop as well, their long-term decision making is going to be decreased and their long-term ability to concentrate is going to be impaired

  • The younger someone starts using marijuana chronically the more at risk they are for developing schizophrenia or schizophrenia-like symptoms which are permanent once they set in.

  • 3 in 4 adolescents who smoke regularly will go on to smoke into adulthood and adolescents who vape are more likely to use combustible tobacco in their 20's

  • The number of adolescents who are vaping specifically because they feel like they are hooked and they 'have to' has tripled in the last year


Today's guest

Dr. Allek Scheele is a pediatric hospitalist fellow at the Helen Devos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She completed undergrad and medical school at the University of Missouri. Following that she completed her pediatric residency at the University of Kansas. Her research now focuses on pediatric and adolescent substance use and exposure. 

You can find her on Twitter @AllekScheele and Instagram as @drvetwife


If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, there is help available.

SAMHSA National Helpline

Confidential free help, from public health agencies, to find substance use treatment and information.

www.samhsa.gov

1-800-662-4357


Shatterproof

Browse addiction resources from treatment finders to recovery groups to grief support.

www.shatterproof.org/

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255


Further Learning

National Institute on Drug Abuse

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) supports and conducts research across a broad range of disciplines and leads the nation in scientific research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction.

www.drugabuse.gov


Health Management Associates

Helping Communities Improve Care for People with Complex Health and Social Needs

www.HMAedu.com


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Addiction 101: Marijuana and Nicotine with Dr. Allek Scheele and Dr. Pranay Bonagiri

Addiction 101: Marijuana and Nicotine with Dr. Allek Scheele and Dr. Pranay Bonagiri

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