Neuroscience in Youth Drug Prevention Programs (Topic Summary)
Author: Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
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Summarizes various youth drug prevention programs that focus on educating youth about the effects of drugs on the brain. The study indicates that, although research is limited, some neuroscience-based programs have had success in shifting youth’s attitudes and should be considered as complementary strategies to prevent or delay the use of substances.