Adolescent Brain Development, Risk Taking and Drug Use

Join us on June 26th for our first ever webinar during which we’ll explore how the teenage brain develops and the effects alcohol and drugs can have on the developing brain.

You will learn what science says about the personal and social effects of alcohol and drugs on the adolescent brain and the impact that the shift towards medicalisation and legalisation of marijuana will have on young people. This webinar is a great opportunity for parents, practitioners, teachers, researchers, policy makers, community leaders and others working with young people to gain an insight into the latest research on the developing brain.

Friday, 26th June 2015
14:00 to 15:00 BST
Registrations open from: 
Thursday, 4th June 2015
Speaker Information
Ken C. Winters, Ph.D.,

Ken C. Winters, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota, Director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research, and a Senior Scientist with the Treatment Research Institute, Philadelphia, PA. He received his B.A. from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical) from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Continuously funded by NIH since 1989, his primary research interests are the assessment and treatment of addictions, including adolescent drug abuse and problem gambling. His recent work in the field has focused on SBIRT models for adolescents.

He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment and the Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, and has received numerous research grants from the National Institute of Health and various foundations. Dr. Winters is a frequent publisher, speaker and trainer, and he is a consultant to many organisations, including the National Center for Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Hazelden Foundation, The Partnership at Drug Free.Org, National Center for Responsible Gaming and Mentor International.

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