Vaping: How It Began and Where Are We Headed?
Members of the community are invited to join in the discussion about vaping basics, tools and chemicals, known risks and perceived rewards for users, and how we can work together to address the vaping epidemic among our youth. Dean Monteleone leads attendees through an interesting and informative session, with time built in for questions and answers.
Define the basics of Vaping
Recap the History of the Tobacco Industry
Explore the many Variants of vaping Tools & Chemicals
Discuss the Perceived Rewards and Known Risks of Vaping
Review National Data on Youth Tobacco findings
Understand How Chemical Use Evolves into Misuse, Abuse and Dependency
Discuss how We can work together to address this Epidemic
Dean Monteleone, MS, LPC, CAADC, CCDP, NCC is the Clinical Director for Caron Atlanta outpatient program, and has more than 18 years of experience in the addiction treatment field. Before joining the Caron team in April of 2012, Dean held multiple roles within the addictions field, serving as Clinical Director, Clinical Supervisor, Primary Therapist, and Interventionist, as well as Adjunct Faculty at local universities. Over the course of his career, Dean has worked directly with adults, teens and families affected by addiction, cancer, mental health issues and intellectual developmental disabilities, as well as the unique challenges faced by healthcare professionals struggling with their own self-care. Dean earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, his Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University and has been a Licensed Professional Counselor in PA since 2005.