Pittsfield: Physician to discuss teen brain development

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Dr. Ruth Potee will present "The Teen Brain & Risk Taking" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, in the Taconic High School auditorium, 96 Valentine Road.

Potee will discuss teen brain development and its impact on risk-taking behavior, including the use of opiates, other drugs and alcohol, and what this means for parents of teens.

Potee practices family medicine in Greenfield and was honored by the Franklin District Medical Society as the 2015 Community Clinician of the Year. She is chairman of the Healthcare Solutions Opioid Task Force of Franklin County.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary.

The program is sponsored by the Berkshire Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative. Learn more about BOAPC at www.facebook.com/BerkshireBOAPC or call (413) 442-1521, ext. 37.


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