Webinar: The Growing Brain: A Multi-Media Presentation for Prevention Professionals


The Growing Brain: A Multi-Media Presentation for Prevention Professionals


Webinar Description

Are you a prevention professional looking to expand your knowledge about brain growth and the impact of substance misuse? If so, please join us for this informative webinar that will include an overview of brain anatomy, brain growth, and the chemistry of addiction. The webinar will include a number of fun and interactive components to make learning about this important topic engaging and useful. Dr. Roneet Lev will present information on the growing brain that will assist substance misuse prevention professionals in their work.

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the structures of the brain including basic anatomy, the brain cell, and neurotransmitters;
  • Describe brain growth that includes pruning, myelination, and neuroplasticity; and
  • Identify the stages of addiction, dopamine’s hijacking role, and what can stunt brain growth.



Roneet Lev, MD, FACEP, was the first Chief Medical Officer of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). She brought refreshing frontline medical experience to national health policy. She is a nationally acclaimed medical expert and speaker who continues to treat patients in the emergency department. As a mother of four, she relates to families who struggle. Dr. Lev uses data to drive change and is frequently quoted in print and television media. Dr. Lev is dually board certified in emergency and addiction medicine, bringing over 25 years of experience treating the frontline cases of addiction. She came to the White House as chief of the emergency department at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego.


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