What Are Teens Thinking? “Understanding the Development of the Teen Brain: The Impact of Alcohol & Marijuana.”

The WYC hosted a Town Hall meeting on May 2, 2012 at the Watertown High School. Dr. Traci Brooks from Cambridge Health Alliance discussed the impact of alcohol and marijuana on the adolescent brain.The Town Hall Meeting was an opportunity to hear from a panel of experts working in the field of youth development and substance use prevention as well as allow the community to converse about youth substance use and health issues in Watertown. The panelists included Dr. Brooks, Jennifer Rifkin from the Institute for Health & Recovery, Detective Tom Grady from the Watertown Police Department, Steve Watson, headmaster of Watertown High School, and Andrew Allegro, youth worker at the high school.