WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Substance Abuse Coalition held a Community Forum on Addiction and the Adolescent Mind with Dr. Ruth Potee on Thursday, February 1 at St. Thomas (126 Middlesex Avenue).
Potee, an expert in brain development and teen risk-taking, has received national recognition for her work with addiction and substance abuse disorders. She discussed the physiology of addiction, adolescent brain development, and alcohol use disorder and treatment. She was introduced by Wilmington Police Chief Michael Begonis, who offered brief remarks. An audience Q&A period followed the presentation.
Potee’s slideshow can be found on the Wilmington Board of Health’s website HERE.
Watch the 90-minute program, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:
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