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Understanding How the Effects of Drugs on the Brain Cause Addiction

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Regardless of the type of drug involved, addictive drugs all exert certain effects that increase the likelihood of ongoing drug use. Also known as psychoactive agents, these drugs are able to cross the blood-brain barrier, which gives them easy access to the brain’s workings. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, drug addiction creates….

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Substance Abuse Among Youth

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The young people of the 21st century encounter life situations, pressures and temptations unlike any other generation before them. These experiences coupled with the volatile hormonal changes taking place in teens make for a population highly susceptible to substance abuse issues. Youth substance abuse rates remain a cause for concern among parents, teachers and communities….

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Teen Drinking Tied to Bad Choices as Adult

Study Shows Alcohol Abuse as Teenager Could Affect Future Decision-Making Abuse alcohol when you’re young and you’ll make unwise decisions later on in life, a new study suggests. It is well known that too much alcohol can slow down a person’s ability to think, react, and make decisions at the current moment. But scientists from….

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Teens Cite Ease of Access To Drugs

A growing number of teenagers say it’s easier to illegally obtain prescription drugs than to buy beer, according to a survey published today. The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University asked: “Which is easiest for someone your age to buy: cigarettes, beer, marijuana, or prescription drugs such as OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin….

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