Addiction 101: Marijuana and Nicotine with Dr. Allek Scheele and Dr. Pranay Bonagiri

InsideTheBoards for the USMLE, COMLEX & Medical School

Aug 13 2021 • 50 mins

Sections from today's episode In adolescents who use marijuana chronically, their prefrontal cortex will not develop as well, their long-term decision making is going to be decreased and their long-term ability to concentrate is going to be impaired The younger someone starts using marijuana chronically the more at risk they are for developing schizophrenia or schizophrenia-like symptoms which are permanent once they set in. 3 in 4 adolescents who smoke regularly will go on to smoke into adulthood and adolescents who vape are more likely to use combustible tobacco in their 20's The number of adolescents who are vaping specifically because they feel like they are hooked and they 'have to' has tripled in the last year Today's guest Dr. Allek Scheele is a pediatric hospitalist fellow at the Helen Devos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She completed undergrad and medical school at the University of Missouri. Following that she completed her pediatric residency at the University of Kansas. Her research now focuses on pediatric and adolescent substance use and exposure.  You can find her on Twitter @AllekScheele and Instagram as @drvetwife If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, there is help available. SAMHSA National Helpline Confidential free help, from public health agencies, to find substance use treatment and information. www.samhsa.gov 1-800-662-4357 Shatterproof Browse addiction resources from treatment finders to recovery groups to grief support. www.shatterproof.org/ National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 Further Learning National Institute on Drug Abuse The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) supports and conducts research across a broad range of disciplines and leads the nation in scientific research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. www.drugabuse.gov Health Management Associates Helping Communities Improve Care for People with Complex Health and Social Needs www.HMAedu.com Study on the go with the ITB Audio QBank app Download for free on iOS or Android. If you want to upgrade, you can save money on a premium subscription by customizing your plan until your test date on our website! Our other podcasts: Crush Step 1 Step 2 Secrets Physiology by Physeo Step 1 Success Stories The InsideTheBoards Study Smarter Podcast The InsideTheBoards Podcast Beyond the Pearls Produced by Ars Longa Media To learn more about us and this podcast, visit arslonga.media. You can leave feedback or suggestions at arslonga.media/contact or by emailing info@arslonga.media. Produced by: Christopher Breitigan Executive Producer: Patrick C. Beeman, MD Legal Stuff InsideTheBoards is not affiliated with the NBME, USMLE, COMLEX, or any professional licensing body. InsideTheBoards and its partners fully adhere to the policies on irregular conduct outlined by the aforementioned credentialing bodies. The information presented in this podcast is intended for educational purposes only and should not be construed as professional or medical advice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices