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you might find interesting.
According to a new report released by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the number of accidental intoxication deaths increased 18% to hit a record high 1,200 in 2019. Read the full article.
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Friday, February 28, 2020 | 9:00 - 11:00 AM 
Newport Academy, 85 Old Kings Highway North, Darien, CT 06820
Nadja Streiter is the featured speaker. She will discuss technology addiction, what it is and what to do about it. Nadja is a Psychotherapist and Parent Coach in Westport, CT with expertise in treating problematic Internet and Technology use and Video-Gaming Addiction. RSVP by February 27 to Kyrsten Bravo by email or call/ext 203-570-9623.
Youth, Internet Habits, and Mental Health
Sunday, March 1, 2020 | 12:30 - 2:00 PM
The Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plains Road,
Westport, CT 06880
Dr. Paul Weigle, Adolescent Psychiatrist, will explore how gaming and screen habits significantly impact physical and mental health of children, for good and for ill.
Parenting Teens: Fostering Independence
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 11:30 AM-1:00 PM 
Roger Sherman Inn, 195 Oenoke Ridge,
New Canaan, CT 06840
Join us for lunch and a presentation by renowned parenting expert, Diana Clark, JD, MA. Click the flyer to enlarge. RSVP via email to Joyce Sixsmith
Reports & Resources

JAMA , Kevin P. Hill, MD, MHS
Is there scientific evidence supporting use of medical cannabis? What are the risks and when is it used?
JAMA Internal Medicine , Michael A. Incze, MD, MSEd; Deepika Slawek, MD, MS, MPH; Chinazo O. Cunningham, MD, MS
Are there proven medical benefits? Is it dangerous? How is it regulated in the US?

JAMA Network Open , Erin A. Vogel, PhD; Junhan Cho, PhD; Rob S. McConnell, MD; et al
What are the prevalence, symptom presentation, and future vaping patterns associated with youth electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) dependence?
JAMA Network Open , Kelly C. Young-Wolff, PhD, MPH; Varada Sarovar, PhD; Lue-Yen Tucker, BA; et al
Prenatal cannabis use is increasing, and several qualitative studies indicate that pregnant women self-report using cannabis to manage stress and mood. However, few epidemiological studies have examined whether pregnant women with mental health disorders and trauma are at increased risk of using cannabis during pregnancy.

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