Raising Drug-Free Kids: How Can the Science of Addiction Help Us?
Nora Volkow, MD, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Groundbreaking discoveries about the brain have revolutionized our understanding of drug addiction, enabling us to respond effectively to the problem. Dr. Nora Volkow talks about addiction as a developmental disorder that usually begins in childhood and adolescence, during which critical brain areas are still under development. She discusses how drugs can impact the developing brain and body, how comorbid drug abuse and mental illnesses can further exacerbate the problem, and the importance of preventing children from starting drug use.
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This event first aired on Monday, May 6, 2013 8:00 PM EDT