brain development

Alcohol and Cannabis Use and the Developing Brain

Scientific article
Purpose of Review Alcohol and cannabis are the most commonly used substances during adolescence and are typically initiated during this sensitive neurodevelopmental period. The aim of this review is to provide an overview of the most recent...

Association of Cannabis Use During Adolescence With Neurodevelopment

Scientific article
Abstract Importance: Animal studies have shown that the adolescent brain is sensitive to disruptions in endocannabinoid signaling, resulting in altered neurodevelopment and lasting behavioral effects. However, few studies have investigated...

The Impact of Substance Use on the Developing Adolescent Brain

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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: 

Alcohol, MDMA and cannabis use: Impact on the adolescent brain

Video and audio recordings
This webinar is for teachers, school staff, parents and others who are interested in understanding the effect of drugs on adolescent brain. It explores the development of adolescent brain and how this process is interrupted by the use of...

Early Childhood Mental Health

As people develop through childhood, adolescents and into adulthood there are continuous opportunities to lay the foundations of sound mental health. Disruptions during this trajectory can have a lasting impact on the way a person develops...

The Adolescent Brain: A second window of opportunity

Adolescence is one of the most dramatic periods of human development. As well as undergoing important physical changes, adolescents are continuing to develop their identity, which is shaped by the environment and the important relationships...

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