New Tactics Help Curb Adolescent Substance Abuse and Dependence

Lamberg, Lynne
August 2007
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;8/15/2007, Vol. 298 Issue 7, p729
Academic Journal
This article examines tactics to help curb adolescent substance abuse in the United States. Drug abuse and dependence usually start in the teenage years with peak onset about age 19. Most drug treatment programs in the country target people aged 30 and over which leaves a real gap for teenage treatment. Research suggests there are different responses to addiction in the brains of adults and teens and that finding implies there is a need to design different drug treatment programs.


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