COVID-19 presents a rapidly changing situation for families and young people. Fear and anxiety can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in especially children and teens. A few of the many things teens might turn to in stressful situation includes the use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs.
This webinar will help you navigate this difficult but important time with information every parent will benefit from. Our leading expert, Dr. Ruben Baler, will empower you on this journey by sharing the latest research-based knowledge about the health effects and consequences of drug use and addiction, and share resources for talking with your teens about the impact of drug use on health.
When: April 5th, 2020 – 3:00PM Eastern | 1PM Pacific
Registration is free and Dr. Baler will be taking questions live during the webinar.
This webinar will be recorded for future viewing. If you can’t make it, go ahead and register anyway. You’ll receive the recording a little later.
(PS – feel free to forward this to anyone you think might be interested!)
ASK THE SCIENTIST – DR. RUBEN BALER
Scientist on the Neurobiology of Drug Abuse & Addiction,
National Institute of Drug Abuse
Dr. Baler is a top neuroscientist at the National Institute on Drug Abuse. He is an expert on drug abuse and addiction and will help break down the complicated science behind drug and substance misuse into information parents can easily understand and learn from.
Meet Dr. Ruben Baler
MEET THE MODERATOR – DOLPH LUNDGREN
Actor, director, producer, and martial artist
Besides being an actor and producer, Dolph Lundgren is also a father of two daughters, and an Ambassador of Mentor Foundation USA. In this role, he supports the organization through a variety of campaigns and initiatives to help prevent adolescent substance use.
About National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® links students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, social media, TV, movies, music, or from friends. It was launched in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to stimulate educational events in communities so teens can learn what science has taught us about drug use and addiction. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism became a partner in 2016, and alcohol has been added as a topic area for the week. NIDA and NIAAA are part of the National Institutes of Health.