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Battling Adolescent Substance Addiction: Learn the Signs and Know What to Do
– Presented by Kenneth Perlmutter, PhD

Tue March 3, 2020 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

2020 Raising Healthy Families Community Education Series

Battling Adolescent Substance Addiction: Learn the Signs and Know What to Do

Headlines tell us there is a prescription drug and opioid epidemic. Marijuana, now legal, is readily available as candy, flower scents, baked treats and flavored vaping products. Teen alcohol rates are rising. Now more than ever, parents feel powerless about how to address this situation.

Dr. Kenneth Perlmutter will address the most common questions posed by parents, teachers, coaches, and the siblings of adolescents caught up with substances. This presentation will enable parents to assess for addiction, identify the differences between normal and problematic partying, and explore parental control of substance use, along with examining parental use of the same.

What you’ll learn:

  • The warning signs of substance abuse and compulsive behaviors
  • The family environments that can perpetuate addictive behaviors
  • To understand and create methods to differentiate between helping and enabling
  • A set of family systems and personal questions to guide decision-making around substance use, and safe and sustainable limits.


Tue March 3, 2020
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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San Rafael Community Center
618 B Street
San Rafael, CA 94901 United States
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Kenneth Perlmutter, PhD