Wilton Youth Council - Vaping: What You Need to Know

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wilton Library
Brubeck Room

Event Details

Please join us for this interactive session when Elizabeth Jorgensen, CADC, will discuss the short-term and long-term effects of vaping, nicotine, and marijuana use. In this workshop, participants will learn:
  • Vital information about vaping/JUULing, including what the most popular devices look like and how they are used
  • The connection between addiction and underlying mental health issues such as anxiety
  • Current research on the risks of vaping, including its potential to serve as a gateway to alcohol, opioid or THC abuse
  • How to talk with your teens and intervene, if necessary
Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Services, and Newport Academy. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Liz Jorgensen has 30 year’s experience with adolescent and adult psychotherapy and counseling.  She is a nationally recognized expert in counseling, particularly in engaging resistant teens and motivating them to change. She was the coordinator of Adolescent Substance Abuse Services at Danbury Hospital and created and ran a dual diagnosis partial hospital, intensive outpatient and outpatient services in her 18 years there. Since 2000 Liz has been the owner and director of Insight Counseling in Ridgefield, CT where she collaborates with seven dedicated colleagues to run a full spectrum of outpatient counseling programs, including intensive outpatient services for adolescents and young adults. Liz is also a consultant to Newport Academy, an adolescent treatment system with residential centers in CT and CA and outpatient centers in CA and CT.

This free event is for all concerned adults and for students in middle school and up.

Please contact Genevieve Eason with any questions at geason@wiltonyouth.org

Event Type(s): Library Program

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