Help The Hills



Marijuana: Hashing Out Fact from Fiction

Dr. Shannon Murphy

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church

Tyson Hall

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Join Help the Hills and Dr. Shannon Murphy for a frank look at marijuana use: facts vs. fiction, use among teens, recreations vs. medical use, and the physiological impact of marijuana use.
Dr. Shannon Murphy
Dr. Shannon Murphy is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics (AAP) and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Practice Advisory Committee for Adolescent Substance Use and is Regional Coordinator of the Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) for Southern States.


Dr. Murphy was selected by the AAP to work on a national committee to develop a toolkit for physicians to aid in the identification, intervention, and referral of adolescents at risk for mental health and substance abuse issues. SAM is a team of mental health and public health officials, doctors, treatment providers, prevention specialists, teachers, law enforcement, and concerned community members working to educate the public on the health issues and safety concerns associated with marijuana.

Dr. Murphy is a resident of Homewood and has three children.

This program is for parents and teens.

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