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Dr. Ruth Potee: Renowed Addiction & Adolescent Brain Development Expert

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Bedford Middle School

88 North Avenue

Westport, CT 06880

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Dr. Potee is a graduate of Wellesley College and the Yale School of Medicine, she currently serves as the Chair of the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County (MA) and is the Medical Director for the Franklin County House of Corrections, Franklin Recovery & Treatment Center, and Pioneer Valley Regional School District. A nationally renowned expert on addiction and adolescent brain development, Dr. Potee has appeared in numerous publications and recently appeared on CNN as she sat down with Anthony Bourdain to discuss opioid use on his "Parts Unknown" series.

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  • The impact of delayed first use
  • What questions you should REALLY be asking your physician with regard to pain managment
  • Brain physiology and addiction
  • How Opioids have become such an epidemic and steps we can take as a community to fight back!

Due to the popularity of this speaker, registration is strongly encouraged to guarantee a spot.


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