Why Aren’t Our Lawmakers Being Honest About THC Risks?

A friend of mine sent me this screenshot. It made me laugh. I never would have imagined I’d be juxtaposed with Senator Schumer–ever. What an honor. That said, the topic is not funny and I demand our lawmakers stop making light of legalization. Whatever position a person has on it, the truth about the effects…

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Science About THC and Opioid Misuse

Chart showing predictors of youth opioid misuse

One way to fight our opioid epidemic is to prevent marijuana use, especially in teens. How can this be? What do THC products have to do with opioid abuse? Aren’t they separate drugs? And wasn’t marijuana supposed to help our opioid crisis? The latest science shows how marijuana use actually conributes to our opioid crisis.…

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Dr. Stephen Taylor’s Presentation from “What Teen Athletes Need To Know About Drugs”

Cosponsored by Behavioral Health Services and Heidi A. Swan, co-author of  A Night In Jail : a story about drugs and mental illness. A Night In Jail is the first, and only, fictional story which illustrates Cannabis – Induced Psychosis (a diagnosis in the DSM-5) A large percentage of our youth today think some drugs are harmless and “healthy.” Some even claim…

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Teen Discussion About The Effects of THC Normalization

Teen discussing peer pressure influence on marijuana use

In preparation for the 2nd Annual Teaching Cannabis Awareness & Prevention Workshop (co-chaired by Dr. Bonnie Halpern of Stanford), I produced a highlight video of improvisational exercises with teen actors. These were based on themes from A Night In Jail. Following the exercises, we had a discussion. This video is a slightly longer version of the discussion highlights.…

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NAMI-Solano County: My Presentation

Child's face smiling

It has always been a strong desire to share our message with NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness). We must do everything in our power to teach our youth how to protect their brains so they have the best chance at a lifetime of mental wellness. Thank you to Hazel Bright, the President of…

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What Teen Athletes Need to Know About Drugs

This is an 80-second highlight video of a groundbreaking webinar for teen athletes. In it, see speakers from professional sports discuss the truth about drugs and athletic performance. Keynote Speaker- Darren Prince, a celebrity and sports agent, Dr. Ken Finn and Dr. Stephen Taylor of the NBA. Cosponsored by Behavioral Health Services (a contractor for…

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