Dr. Dewey Discusses Addiction

Dr. Dewey Discusses Addiction

Dr. Stephen L. Dewey, a research professor at NYU School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry, gave a hard-hitting presentation to high school students in grades 8, 9 and 10 on Jan. 16 regarding his research on the disease of addiction and the effects of addictive drugs on the human brain. He spoke about the substances that can lead to addiction, and answered student questions throughout and after the presentation.

Dr. Dewey also held a second, in-depth assembly that evening in the high school auditorium for students, parents and other community members, regarding the problems with drugs facing Long Island schools and communities. 

“This presentation was absolutely amazing and so informative for parents and students,” said Guidance Director Israel Malinowitzer. “Substance abuse is an epidemic in the United States and everyone must work together in order to find a way to control these substances from entering our country and even our homes.”

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