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The Impact of Substance Use on the Developing Adolescent Brain
January 26, 2021 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 am PST
Presented by Sharon Levy, MD, MPH, This free webinar will review developmental neurobiology and the impact of psychoactive substances in general on brain development. We will then discuss the particular impacts of alcohol, THC, and nicotine on the brain and their specific impacts on brain development.
- Describe the relationship between brain development and child behavior;
- Explain why adolescents are vulnerable to both substance use initiation and substance use disorders;
- Name common outcomes from THC, nicotine, and alcohol use during adolescence.