Huge Study Finds Brain Networks Connected to Teen Drug Abuse

A recent study has indicated that teen drinking is strongly related to problems in the neural network that controls impulsive behavior.  Professionals have long known that the two go together, but had no indication of which came first.

This study settles that, and other questions regarding ADD and drinking.

Faced with a choice about smoking or drinking, the 14-year-old with a less functional impulse-regulating network will be more likely to say, “yeah, gimme, gimme, gimme!” says Garavan, “and this other kid is saying, ‘no, I’m not going to do that.’”

Read more at Science Daily

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Birder, cat-lover, pilot, poet. Former lounge lizard, pauper, pagan, lifeguard, chauffeur,cop and martial artist, turned pacifist addiction writer. Tries to be a good husband, father and brother, and makes a decent friend. Likes to take pictures. Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.
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