Episode # 74 High Truths on Drugs and Addiction with Dr. Sharon Levy on Cannabis and Youth

High Truths on Drugs and Addiction

23-05-2022 • 1 hr 2 mins

Cannabis use is associated with alarming increase in mental health crisis, especially in youth. High potency THC products are the driving this problem. Dr. Levy sees this in her clinic treating kids with cannabis use disorder.

Sharon Levy, MD, MPH

Sharon Levy, MD, MPH is a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, Addiction Medicine specialist, Director of the Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.  Over the past 20 years she has evaluated and treated thousands of adolescents with substance use disorders, and she has written extensively on the topic.  In 2016 she established the nation’s first accredited Pediatric Addiction Medicine Fellowship training program.  She has expertise in the integration of substance use treatment services into pediatric primary care.