Lake County TV Special: Gateway Presents the Effects of Marijuana Use

One of the best lectures on Marijuana that I have heard in a long time – mainly because it was clear, concise and objective. It used medical and scientific evidence about this drug. It was so good that I thought the citizens of Lake County should listen to at least parts of it!” – Thomas Rudd, Lake County Coroner

Karen Albert, LCSW and Program Director at Gateway’s Treatment Center in Lake Villa, provides easy to understand insights on marijuana use and abuse for residents throughout Lake County and Northern Illinois:effects of marijuana, gateway treatment centers, drug treatment, lake county, lake county tv

  • The impact of marijuana on the brain; how it leads to addiction;
  • Its hindering effect on attention, memory and learning
  • How marijuana use can cause “failure to launch” in our teens

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Click here to view the segment on marijuana produced by Lake County TV.

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About Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment Centers
Every year Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment helps thousands of adults and teens get their life back on track and gives renewed hope to those who care about them. With 50 years of treatment experience, our specialists take the time to understand of the specific needs of each individual. We then develop a customized treatment plan with recommendations for the most appropriate care based on an individual's substance abuse and mental health history. As the largest provider of alcohol and drug abuse treatment in Illinois, Gateway has 11 treatment centers throughout the state. Gateway outpatient and residential substance abuse treatment programs are not one-size fits all, but unique treatment plans that give an individual the highest chance for a successful outcome. With insurance acceptance and a track record of success, Gateway Treatment Centers help thousands of individual’s successfully complete treatment each year, and find the hope they need to live again.

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