In this webinar as part of our marijuana and pregnancy educational series, we were joined by Certified Addictionologist Dr. Evelyn Higgins DC, C Ad, DABDA, DACACD about the genetic and neuroscience biochemical pathways that can influence individuals to self-medicate through marijuana use.

Access the presentation slides and view the recording below:

Webinar Objectives:
  • Compare the inclusion of objective tools in mental health care to objective tools in physical healthcare.
  • Define single nucleotide polymorphisms and their role in behavioral health.
  • Describe how neurotransmitters, genetic SNPs, and hormones impact mental health.
  • Learn how the identification, isolation, and measurement of biochemical pathways more objectively informs practitioners during the treatment process.
Webinar Presenter:

Dr. Evelyn Higgins is a recognized international expert in the epidemiology of addiction and behavioral health complexities. As a Certified Addictionologist, Diplomate of the American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders, and Diplomate of the American Board of Disability Analysts specializing in pain management, Dr. Higgins has had the honor of advising the U.S. Surgeon General, producing and hosting a Gracie Award-winning nationally syndicated health and wellness terrestrial radio program, and serving as a 1996 Olympic Team Doctor and Olympic torch bearer.

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