All Teen Substance Use Is Related
Last updated 6/2/2021 at 2:08pm
Having run the local United Way for 19 years and serving on the C.A.R.E. Coalition for seven years, I have observed close at hand how substance misuse impacts our community, and often felt bewildered at how best to address this problem. From a forum I recently attended I heard a presentation that brought clarity on the root cause of the problem.
The adolescent brain is actively and rapidly developing until about age 25, making it particularly vulnerable to the effects of substance use. An overwhelming body of research indicates the earlier teens start using, and the heavier the use, the m...