Adolescents frequently experiment with substances of misuse. More problematically, over one-half of substance use disorders begin during adolescence. In this Mass General for Children (MGfC) Family-Centered Care Series talk, the common causes of substance use will be described including contributions of behavioral health. Given the increase in availability of marijuana, we will focus on marijuana use in young people. Treatment strategies for young people with substance problems will also be shared.

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Speaker: Timothy E. Wilens, MD

Attend the Free Event on Zoom:

This online program is free and open to Mass General staff, patients and the general public. No registration needed.

Have Questions About the Topic? Please submit questions you may have before the program here, so that the speaker may address them during the session.

About the Series: The MGfC Family-Centered Care Series is a collaboration between the Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center and Mass General for Children.

For questions about any of the programs, email the Blum Center at or call 617-724-7352.