Episode # 90 High Truths on Drugs and Addiction with Dr. Shannon Murphy on Talking to Kids on Marijuana

Episode 90 September 12, 2022 00:52:14
Episode # 90 High Truths on Drugs and Addiction with Dr. Shannon Murphy on Talking to Kids on Marijuana
High Truths on Drugs and Addiction
Episode # 90 High Truths on Drugs and Addiction with Dr. Shannon Murphy on Talking to Kids on Marijuana

Sep 12 2022 | 00:52:14

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Show Notes

How do you talk to your children about drugs? There is increase normalization and commercialization of drugs, especially marijuana, preying on kids. If parents don't talk to kids about drugs, they will learn about it from Snap Chat or Drug Dealers. Addiction is a disease on the young brain with serious health harms.  Dr. Shannon Murphy is a pediatrician and expert in messaging to children and young adults. Dr. Shannon Murphy is a pediatrician who currently volunteers her time in drug education. Dr. Murphy received her undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University and her M.D. from Emory School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and subsequently worked as a primary care pediatrician in a community group practice in Alabama. She has served on a Practice Advisory Committee on Adolescent Substance Use for the American Academy of Pediatrics and currently sits on the Board of Directors for National Families in Action (NFIA), a national non-profit substance use prevention organization. Additionally, Dr. Murphy serves on the Expert Physician Council for the International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis (IASIC), an international non-profit organization of doctors educating on marijuana. Dr. Murphy’s primary focus is on adolescent health and well-being. She is actively involved in developing education-based community outreach programs throughout the state with a concentration on marijuana education for teens, parents, and community organizations. NIDA - is a resource Dr. Murphy referred to.

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