The Impact of Substance Use on the Developing Adolescent Brain


This free webinar will review developmental neurobiology and the impact of psychoactive substances in general on brain development.

The speaker will then discuss the particular impacts of alcohol, THC, and nicotine on the brain and their specific impacts on brain development.

As a result of participating in this webinar, you will be able to: 

  • 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.

This webinar is produced in partnership with the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network Coordinating Office, the Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction (AMERSA), and the Adolescent SBIRT Project by NORC at the University of Chicago.

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