Save A Seawolf: Pot, Behavior and the Brain

The Fentanyl Crisis in Sonoma County and across the country has gotten worse and it is incredibly concerning given the amount of cases we hear about daily in Sonoma County , the Bay area or across the country. While we would like to think our campus and community are free from these horrors, they are not. Join us in March as we kick off our Save A Seawolf: Fentanyl and Other Drug Awareness Month. We will hear from Michele Leopold whose son Trevor’s life was cut short from an overdose right here at SSU. We will also hear from experts in the county and campus about these potent and easily available drugs, as well as from law enforcement and the health center about getting trained and accessing Narcan so we can all be better prepared to Save a Seawolf should we need to.  Educate yourself, and bring your friends to these important programs.

Some people believe that pot is “like salad.” This funny, but sadly inaccurate statement is consistent with the data showing a decrease in the number of young people who disapprove of regular pot use (Monitoring the Future Survey, 2010). The relaxation of state marijuana laws, smoking of the drug as “medicine” and spread of misinformation through pop culture creates an illusion that pot is safe for the adolescent brain. This workshop is an interactive discussion of the effects of marijuana use on the developing brain and behavior. Dr. Bellace uses humor and a non-judgmental approach to convey neuroscience research that supports choosing healthy natural highs over chemical highs like marijuana. For more information, contact

Alexander Valley Room
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