Workshops & Community Lectures
An example of one workshop is "Why do GOOD children become Addicts?" In this workshop, Dr. Balzani explains how addiction starts early in the brain and what factors in a child's life add fuel to the fire as well as what parents can do to protect their children. He talks about the three areas of the brain
involved in addiction at different stages of life and the messengers that make things happen in these areas. There will also be a discussion on why loving your child is no loner enough in our society. And, there will be a discussion on how the social, economic and cultural trends in the past 60+ years have helped replace parents with the "peer group" as the main influence in their child's life.