marijuana_63842695Learn the effects of marijuana on the brain and in behavior of teens and young adults at a seminar hosted by Moraine Valley Community College on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Moraine Business and Conference Center (Building M), 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills.

Sessions will be offered from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Presenter Janice Gabe, LCSW, therapist for New Perspectives in Indianapolis, Indiana, will discuss the biological, emotional and behavioral changes stemming from marijuana use; the drug’s impact on memory, attention and academic abilities; and touch on treatment approaches. A question and answer session will follow.

This seminar provides one hour of approved continuing education credit for social workers, professional counselors, clinical psychologists, marriage and family therapists, alcohol and drug abuse counselors, nurses, and nationally certified counselors. A $10 fee for the continuing education credit is payable at the door.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Nickolas Shizas at (708) 608-4121 or