What is a Continuing Education Event?

At Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS), we offer a series of continuing education opportunities in our local communities and online, led by qualified doctors and clinicians in the field. These presentations are geared toward sharing the latest trends, advancements and treatment protocols in the fields of substance abuse, addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders and other co-occurring mental health issues.

Join the ARS continuing education Facebook group to be notified of upcoming opportunities and if you’re interested in being a contributor, please contact our Marketing and Event Specialist, Ashley Ulbrich, at [email protected].

Webinar Summary

In this presentation, Dr. Wandler will discuss the addiction model for cannabis, data on youth on youth and cannabis use, consequences of cannabis use, research regarding cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD) and treatment approaches for cannabis use disorder.  

This webinar will also discuss the differences between various marijuana plants, synthetic marijuana and cannabinoids. Dr. Wandler will describe the cannabinoid system and cannabidiol (CBD), including risk factors and cognitive effects along with increased risk of cannabis use disorders, especially among adolescents.

To conclude, Dr. Wandler will review current evidence from studies and research regarding THC and CBD use and effects on a patient’s physical and mental health and the ASAM’s public policy statement on medical marijuana.


About Dr. Kevin Wandler 

Kevin Wandler, MD, CEDS, F. iaedp, is the Chief Medical Officer for Advanced Recovery Systems and an expert in the field of behavioral health, a national speaker and triple board-certified physician. Dr. Wandler is board certified in General Psychiatry with added qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM).

Dr. Wandler is a fellow and Certified Eating Disordered Specialist, certified by International Academy of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP). He is the former President of the Board for IAEDP from 2014-2016 and now serves on the iaedp Board of Directors as Past-President.