Adolescent Brain Development and Drugs. Article

Winters, Ken C, Arria, Amelia. (2011). Adolescent Brain Development and Drugs. . 18(2), 21-24.

cited authors

  • Winters, Ken C; Arria, Amelia

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abstract

  • New scientific discoveries have put a much different perspective on our understanding of adolescent behavior. Research now suggests that the human brain is still maturing during the adolescent years. The developing brain may help explain why adolescents sometimes make decisions that are risky and can lead to safety or health concerns, including unique vulnerabilities to drug abuse. This new science can be useful in revising prevention strategies to be more effective.

publication date

  • January 1, 2011

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  • Print

start page

  • 21

end page

  • 24

volume

  • 18

issue

  • 2