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New Substance Abuse Treatment Resources Focus on Teens

(1/27/2014)

New Substance Abuse Treatment Resources Focus on Teens
NIDA News
January 23, 2014

Resources to help parents, health care providers, and substance abuse treatment specialists treat teens struggling with drug abuse, as well as identify and interact with those who might be at risk, were released today by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The release came before the start of National Drug Facts Week, an annual observance to educate teens about drug abuse. NIDA is part of the National Institutes of Health.

“Because critical brain circuits are still developing during the teen years, this age group is particularly susceptible to drug abuse and addiction,” said NIDA Director Dr. Nora D. Volkow. “These new resources are based on recent research that has greatly advanced our understanding of the unique treatment needs of the adolescent.”

View more information here: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/jan2014/nida-23.htm


Keywords: substance, abuse, treatment, resources, teenages, NIDA



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