Substance use can have a significant impact on a young person’s still-developing brain, overall health and sense of well-being. For adolescent females in particular, alcohol, marijuana or tobacco use can have reproductive health implications, too. Join the Betty Ford Center’s Alta DeRoo, MD, an OB-GYN and addiction medicine physician, to learn more about the physiological effects of substance use on adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Dr. DeRoo will also discuss potential interventions and treatment options for adolescent patients with substance use disorders.
- Identify reproductive health risks of substance use for adolescent females
- Differentiate key features of the adolescent female’s still-developing brain
- Name the most frequently used substances by teens and their effects on reproductive health, sexual health and pregnancy
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Dr. Alta DeRoo is a board certified addiction medicine physician and OBGYN with training at the NIH in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She serves as medical director of the Betty Ford Center’s three facilities in California, located in Rancho Mirage, West Los Angeles and San Diego. Following a 24-year service career in the U.S. Military, Dr. DeRoo brought her addiction medicine and OBGYN expertise to the civilian sector. She specializes in treating patients with an opioid use disorder as well as pregnant women needing medication-assisted treatment. Dr. DeRoo is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, American Association of Addiction Psychiatry and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
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