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Episode 324: Minnesota Adolescent Community Cohort Study (MACCS) with Sandra Beck and Richard Capriola



Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd meet with Richard Capriola, a mental health and addictions counselor, about the importance of what to look for, comprehensive assessments, and choosing the right counselor to know you're getting the right help. Parents may find themselves preoccupied with worry and concern about their teen's addiction during work hours. This distraction can make it difficult to focus on tasks, decreasing productivity and potentially impacting their job performance.They discuss the Minnesota Adolescent Community Cohort Study (MACCS), a long-term research project conducted by scientists at the University of Minnesota substance use and other behavioral health issues among adolescents since 1977. This episode discusses their most recent findings and how adolescent addiction has changed as a result of the Covid-19 lockdowns and the some of the trends in drug and alcohol preferences.