March 2023 Meeting: Every Brain Matters
Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 6:30 PM
Outback Steakhouse, 2102 Texas Avenue South, College Station
As always, consider arriving early for dinner and discussion!
Drug abuse is a world-wide problem driven by human desire and the prospect of financial gain which devastates drug abusers and their families in various ways. We know this from personal experience or from friends that share their stories. Although drug abuse happens with various substances, the program this month will focus on marijuana and the destruction that it brings.
Our guest speaker will be Aubree Adams, Director of Every Brain Matters (EBM), which is a unifying alliance of organizations and individuals that educate about the dangers of marijuana and the drug culture expansion. EBM is working to bring about a cultural movement through advocacy, support/recovery, science and public awareness to promote optimal brain and environmental health.
Please meet us to learn more about for this very important issue.
Aubree Adams bio
Aubree Adams not only has a BS in Exercise Science and Health promotion but is most proud of her experience as a mom of two sons and two dogs and as a host mom for youth in recovery. After working as a physical therapy assistant for over 20 years, this former Pueblo Colorado mom found herself at ground zero of the marijuana expansion movement. She has shared her devastating Colorado experiences and knowledge of marijuana for drug prevention coalitions, alliances, and health departments nationwide. She has presented her first-hand experience of this public health crisis before the FDA and the documentary Chronic State and testified in many state governments, asking them to embrace healthy children and families rather than the drug culture expansion.
As Director of Every Brain Matters, a primary project of the Parent Action Network, she has grown a community of support and advocacy based on science. She intends for the EBM logo to be recognized as a life “free from marijuana” and instead valuing optimal brain and environmental health. Aubree co-developed Mar-Anon, a 12-Step program that gives support and hope to families affected by another person’s marijuana use. She also hosts a podcast called It’s Just Pot: What’s the Problem? where she openly discusses the public health crisis caused by the marijuana expansion. Aubree was honored to be a recipient of Drug Free America Foundation’s 2021 Moxie award, and her op-ed was published in USA Today.
In 2018, Aubree decided to leave Colorado due to the harms legal marijuana caused her family and community. She joined her son in a dynamic, enthusiastic recovery community in Houston, Texas, where she has volunteered as the parent coordinator. She embraces the opportunity to host teens and young adults recovering in her home. She sponsors, supports, and encourages other parents to work their own recovery programs and currently leads an online recovery group through the Every Brain Matters community.