Underage substance use is problematic, but most parents don’t really understand why. In this episode we speak with Dr. Leslie Walker-Harding to better grasp what we need to know to keep adolescent drug and alcohol use in proper perspective. Dr. Walker-Harding (@AskTeenDoc) is the Ford/Morgan Endowed Professor, Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Associate Dean for the University of Washington. She is also the Chief Academic Officer and Senior Vice President for Seattle Children's Hospital. She has been dedicated to the health and wellbeing of children and adolescents for over 25 years - particularly focused on adolescent substance use prevention and promotion of healthy adolescent development.
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