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​Friday, February 26, 2021


The Effects of Addictive Drugs/Behaviors, Vaping and 

COVID-19 on the Adolescent and Adult Brain:

 A Virtual Experience


Time: 1-2PM (Program)

Location: Live Webinar

Credits: 1 CEU (NYS LMSW/LCSWs, LMHCs, LMFTs)

(Professional Development only for NYS Psychologists, Counselors)

Instructor: Dr. Stephen L. Dewey

Cost: $35 Individual Rate, $20 Supersaver (register by 12/26/20), $25 Early Bird (register by 1/26/21), $15 Grad Students


Overview:

This presentation focuses on the link between vaping and COVID-19.

The latest scientific data will be presented in an age-appropriate manner detailing the effects of addictive

drugs, vaping, and behaviors on the human brain. 

 In addition, new data concerning the link between vaping and COVID-19 will be presented and discussed.

Addictive behaviors include but are not limited to the internet (video games – Fortnite, Minecraft) and cell phones.

Medical imaging of the human brain will demonstrate what happens as the disease develops and progresses. 

Objectives:

1. Attendees will learn about the specific neurochemical changes that underlie the development of addiction.

2. Attendees will better understand the use of brain imaging strategies to visualize this disease and the neurochemical changes that occur as a result of its progression. Specific attention will focus on the adolescent brain.

3. Attendees will learn how drugs including, but not limited to, opiates, benzodiazepines, nicotine, alcohol, 

and marijuana alter specific neuroanatomical pathways.

4. Attendees will better understand the impact of environmental cues on relapse to drug-seeking behavior.

5. Attendees will learn about the chemical risks associated with vaping.

6. The impact of COVID-19 and other stressors will be discussed.

Presenter: Dr. Stephen L. Dewey

National Speaker and Award Winner


Dr. Stephen L. Dewey received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship in the Neurology Department at Stony Brook University. During his 23-year tenure at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Dr. Dewey conducted research on the effects of addictive drugs on the human brain. These studies led to the development of an effective pharmacologic treatment for addiction – currently in clinical trials. In 1992, Dr. Dewey joined the faculty in the Psychiatry Department in the School of Medicine at New York University. In 2009, Dr. Dewey moved his research team to the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health. In 2014, Dr. Dewey accepted an appointment as the Director of Research Education at Seafield Center, the largest in-patient treatment facility on Long Island. Dr. Dewey has published more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific research 

articles, book chapters, and abstracts.


Dr. Dewey started an outreach program in 1994 bringing his research findings to school districts throughout Long Island and the tri-state area. His informative message has reached hundreds of thousands of school-age children, parents, teachers, administrators, and counselors. “Dr. Dewey’s message is science-based, objective, and delivered with a sense of urgency, compassion and caring that commands attention.” stated former LICADD Executive Director, Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds. Recently, Dr. Dewey accepted an appointment to the Suffolk County Board of Health where he hopes to continue his education efforts in the fight against drug abuse.

Dr. Dewey’s research has been featured on 20/20, Dateline, Good Morning America, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, FOX News, News 12 Long Island, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Newsday.


Dr. Dewey is the recipient of many honors and awards. These include the Department of Energy’s Distinguished Research and Development award and its ER100 award, The Brookhaven Award for Distinguished Effort in Community Service, Man of the Year in Science, Man of the Year in Education, the Officer John Jantzen Memorial Award for Prevention, Caron’s Community Service award and its Research award….twice! In addition, Dr. Dewey recently received LICADD’s Community Champion award.

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