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Brain Development as a Vulnerability Factor in the Etiology of Substance Abuse and Addiction

Charles P. O’Brien

in Adolescent Psychopathology and the Developing Brain: Integrating Brain and Prevention Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195306255
eISBN:
9780199863914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306255.003.0017
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

This chapter reviews the deleterious effects of addictive drugs on brain development and what is known about ways to reverse these effects. It shows that adolescence is a vulnerable period for ... More


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