Current Drug Trends: The Influence on the Adolescent Brain – Advanced Recovery Systems Bus Tour to Next Generation Village

Advanced Recovery Systems is hosting a bus tour to our adolescent treatment center in Sebring, Florida called Next Generation Village. This will be a day event. Please see the agenda below. 

10:00 AM
Pickup from Morton Plant North Bay 
21808 State Road 54 Lutz, FL  33549
(Parking validated by Stephanie Lewis)

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Drive to Next Generation Village and receive 2 credit hours of Continuing Education presented by Jessica Spencer EdD., CAP, CPP of Spencer Solutions Group LLC. Topic: Current Drug Trends: The Influence on the Adolescent Brain

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Tour Next Generation Village, our adolescent treatment center offering a full continuum of care

1:00 PM - 3 PM
Leave Next Generation Village and drive back to Morton Plant North Bay

LUNCH ORDERS: Please email Ashley Ulbrich at [email protected] to place your order. 

Please choose from the following options from Panera: 

1. Steak & Arugula Boxed Lunch
2. Modern Caprese Sandwich Boxed Lunch
3. Napa Almond Chicken Salad Sandwich Boxed Lunch
4. Roasted Turkey & Avocado BLT Boxed Lunch
5. Green Goddess Chicken Cobb Salad Boxed Lunch
6. Modern Greek Salad with Quinoa Boxed Lunch
7. Caesar Salad with Chicken Boxed Lunch

About the Speaker: 

Dr. Jessica Spencer set the foundation for her work in the field of substance abuse prevention by earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminology from the University of Tampa and working with at risk juvenile and adult populations in the Tampa area.  Spurred on by a desire to contribute more to her field, she subsequently rounded out her education with a master’s degree in substance abuse counseling and education and a doctorate of education in organizational leadership with a focus on substance abuse prevention and treatment. Her dissertation topic was examining strength-based treatment planning with adolescents.

She is a certified prevention and addictions professional with over 20 years in the prevention and treatment field. Dr. Spencer has developed the ability to quickly identify and resolve issues through conventional and unconventional means bringing meaningful growth to agencies, community groups, and coalitions. Over the years, Jessica has served on many mental health and substance abuse prevention community boards and is an active volunteer and speaker/commentator about prevention activities in her community and across the state.

During the presentation, you will:

- Understanding addiction: Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry.
- Learn the new drug trends adolescents are being involved with and how they affect one's brain
- Learn techniques on how to approach teens in a situation and what models/protocols to use 

Advanced Recovery Systems has been approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP No. 6874). Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Advanced Recovery Systems is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


September 24


10:00 am - 03:00 pm

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Advanced Recovery Systems

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Morton Plant North Bay Hospital - Recovery Center

21808 Florida 54, Lutz, FL 33549

Lutz, FL, US, 33549