State of the State RI

Guest: Michael Cerullo, licensed mental health counselor, Mike_Cerullo@WhatsTheRusk-RI.org
Host: Darlene D’Arezzo Time: 30 minutes
Mr. Cerullo is a mental health practitioner specializing in adolescent and young adult care. He discusses the adolescent mental health concerns as associated with marijuana use. His discussion is research based from a wide array of professional sources in the USA and Europe and his own professional experience as a practitioner. The effects of marijuana use on the adolescent brain are real and alarming. The question was posed: Is marijuana a gateway drug? His reply: Not a gateway drug but a syndrome. Physical and mental health effects of marijuana use, potency, the question of legalizing, residential placement needs, and treatment trends (and much more) are addressed.

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State of the State is a public access television show produced in Rhode Island. Its purpose is to promote, in a non-partisan manner, the civic awareness of the general public; to promote greater civic participation and the exercise of political citizenship…


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State of the State is a public access television show produced in Rhode Island. Its purpose is to promote, in a non-partisan manner, the civic awareness of the general public; to promote greater civic participation and the exercise of political citizenship by using the television show as a means to educate and to inform the public.

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