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Renowned Psychiatrist Dr. John Sharp on Addiction, the Teen Brain and Early Intervention

Posted By Intervene Staff On May 23, 2013 @ 6:28 pm In Addiction,Confronting Teens,Dealing with an Addicted Child,Drugs,Family members,parenting,Uncategorized | No Comments

We’re thrilled to share the following video featuring Dr. John Sharp, a renowned psychiatrist, bestselling author and faculty member at both the Harvard Medical School and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

In this video, shot by Clio award-winning director Lori Hoeft, Sharp discusses the genetics of addiction, the developing teen brain and the importance of early intervention.

Sharp encourages parents to take action early. “Your role is critical,” he says. “You can influence the behavior of your loved one. You want to continuously let him or her know how much you care and what your support can mean.”

Learn more about the teen brain [1] and the steps you can take if you think or know your child is drinking or using drugs [2]. For guidance, call our Toll-Free Parent Helpline [3] at 1-855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373) or visit Time To Get Help [4].

Want to hear more from Dr. John Sharp? Keep an eye out for his feature article on Join Together [5], coming out this summer.

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URLs in this post:

[1] the teen brain: http://teenbrain.drugfree.org/

[2] the steps you can take if you think or know your child is drinking or using drugs: http://timetoact.drugfree.org/

[3] Toll-Free Parent Helpline: http://timetogethelp.drugfree.org/learn/helpline

[4] Time To Get Help: http://timetogethelp.drugfree.org/

[5] Join Together: http://www.drugfree.org/join-together

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