Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Marijuana Use & Early Psychosis

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Michigan Medicine Department of Psychiatry’s Alyssa Smith, LLP, and Jonathan Morrow, M.D., Ph.D., particpated in a live Q&A examining the potential links between heavy marijuana use and the onset of early psychosis on 11/10 at noon: 


Watch the recording here: 

Together, the experts covered topics including the effect of marijuana on the brain, identifying the symptoms of early psychosis, and the potential benefits of early intervention for treating both addiction and psychosis. They also touched on research being conducted in both areas that may help inform and advance future treatments.

Ed Bottomley, Michigan Medicine Social Media Strategist, hosted this session that featured two experts from the Department of Psychiatry:


Alyssa Smith, LLP
Program for Risk Evaluation and Prevention (PREP) Clinic Care Manager - Program for Risk Evaluation and Prevention 

About Alyssa:
Alyssa Smith, LLP is a limited licensed psychologist. She has specialty training in the identification and treatment of young adults with psychosis. She received her BS in Psychology from Grand Valley State University and her MS in Clinical/Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University. She completed her post-graduate clinical training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School. She currently holds a clinical position with the Program for Risk Evaluation and Prevention (PREP) Early Psychosis Clinic at Michigan Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry.




Jonathan Morrow, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry & U-M Addiction Center
Practicing Physician with U-M Addiction Treatment Services

About Dr. Morrow:
Dr. Morrow is a medical doctor who provides clinical care to patients at U-M Addiction Treatment Services. He specializes in the treatment of co-occurring psychiatric disorders such as addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). His research focuses on identifying specific circuits in the brain that can potentially be modified in order to treat and/or prevent problematic combinations of psychiatric illnesses. Dr. Morrow received his B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Southern California, and his M.D. and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan.


How to access this webinar: 

Participation is free. The chat will be streamed live over the Michigan Medicine Facebook page and the Michigan Medicine YouTube channel.

Submit your questions: 

We welcome your questions for this experienced panel. You may submit questions live during the web chat through Facebook (via private message or by commenting on the video itself) or by emailing [email protected] prior to the event.

Can’t participate live? 

The chat will be archived and available for viewing on the Michigan Medicine Facebook page and Michigan Medicine YouTube Live Stream playlist