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Marijuana: What's a Parent to Believe?

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As a parent, if you’re not sure what to believe about marijuana, how will you handle the subject with your child? Maybe you’re simply confused over conflicting claims about the drug – whether it’s addictive, how harmful it is, why some think it should be legalized.

The best way for you to help your teen make healthy choices is to be informed. In this much needed book about America’s most widely used illegal drug, addiction specialist Timmen L. Cermak, M.D. helps parents sort through the latest facts, the known risks, and the divergent perspectives on marijuana.

This course is based on the , Marijuana: What’s a Parent to Believe? created by Timmen L. Cermak, M.D.

Publication Date:

2003 First Edition

Course Material Author

Timmen L. Cermak, M.D.

Timmen L. Cermak, M.D., has a private psychiatry practice in the San Fransisco area where he also serves as medical director of a chemical dependency treatment facility. In addition, he has served as a chairperson of the California Society of Addiction Medicine’s task force on Marijuana.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about what to tell their children involving the risks of smoking marijuana. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Summarize historical aspects of marijuana and note the spread of addiction in current times.

  2. Become familiar with the different parts and functions of the brain in relation to the addiction process

  3. Identify what to expect from treatment

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Course Retired
Course Number 100959
8 credit hours
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