Monday, May 7, 2012

Substance Abuse 411-#33-Substance Abuse and Adolescent Brain Development-Dr. Ken Winters-Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research

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Substance Abuse 411-#33-Dr. Ken Winters-The Adolescent Brain

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One of the greatest challenges in substance abuse prevention is getting the message through to adolescents. That challenge is made even tougher because of the way the brain develops in all of us as we grow from birth.

Dr. Ken Winters, the Director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research at the University of Minnesota, joins Substance Abuse 411 to talk about how the last part of the brain to reach its full functionality is the area that allows adolescents or any of us to fully reason.

While this is an impediment to staying away from harmful behavior, especially in todays world with YouTube and reality shows everywhere showing that harmful behavior. Dr. Winters feels parents can make a huge difference.

Please join us for this latest informative conversation on Substance Abuse 411.

The Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research-University of Minnesota

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The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse

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