Cannabis Issues in the Treatment of Young Adults by Rathbone & Associates (MD) October 4 2019

Cannabis Issues in the Treatment of Young Adults by Rathbone & Associates (MD) October 4 2019

Cannabis Issues in the Treatment of Young Adults by Rathbone & Associates (MD) October 4 2019

2 Category 1 CEUs (see detials below)

**This training is for mental health professionals**

The liberalization of state laws regarding cannabis has created increased interest in the recreational, medical, and problem use of this ancient and complex substance. Because marijuana remains illegal on a Federal level, research is impeded resulting in less than optimal understanding of the benefits and dangers. This presentation attempts to present validated information and come to a balanced judgment about the effect of the substance. particularly in regard to young adults.


Provide information about the biology of cannabis and its impact on the body
Describe current cannabis use trends in young adults
Review the range of clinical problems relating to cannabis use
Trace the evolution of cannabis policy in the U.S.
Provide interactive opportunity to address clinician concerns and questions.
About the Presenter

Dr. George Kolodner is a board certified addiction psychiatrist who specializes in the intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment of substance use disorders. He founded Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers in 1973. Today, he serves as the chief innovation officer. He works to increase awareness of IOP treatment and keep Kolmac on the cusp of leading-edge treatment.

While serving as a staff psychiatrist for the U.S. Navy, he witnessed recovery from alcoholism for the first time at a Naval residential rehabilitation program. Motivated by this experience, he became interested in replicating this success in a non-residential “outpatient” setting. After leaving the Navy in 1973, he designed and implemented the first intensive outpatient (“IOP”) addiction treatment program in the country – Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers. His primary focus there has been on developing outpatient treatment strategies for managing withdrawal and rehabilitation services for people with substance use disorders.

Dr. Kolodner received his M.D. from the University of Rochester and completed his psychiatric training at Yale University. He has made many presentations on addictions at the annual meetings of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the American Psychiatric Association, of which he is a Distinguished Life Fellow. His publications on addictions include articles on co-occurring psychiatric disorders, cannabis, and book chapters on outpatient withdrawal management. He is a past member of the APA Addiction Council and Addiction Treatment Committee and a current Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at both the Georgetown University School of Medicine and the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Continuing Education Information

Rathbone & Associates is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for the programs and their content. These trainings qualify for Category I continuing education units. Please contact your state board for verification of reciprocity with other states and professions. In order to receive a certificate, registrants must attend the entire session.

Rathbone & Associates is a sponsor of continuing education credits for psychologists in Maryland under the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Rathbone & Associates maintains responsibility for the program content.



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