Research has shown that brain development continues into the twenties—a time that encompasses many important developmental and social changes in a young person’s life. Yet there remain important questions about the factors that influence brain development and their impact on physical, cognitive, emotional, and academic trajectories.
The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study is the largest long-term study of brain and cognitive development in children across the United States. Findings from the ABCD Study will greatly increase our understanding of environmental, social, and genetic factors that affect brain and cognitive development and that can enhance or disrupt a young person’s life trajectory. Read more about the ABCD study.
- Keeping Youth Drug Free - SAMHSA, Online Publication
- Opioids and Adolescents - Office of Adolescent Health
- Video: "Adolescent Substance Use, Addiction, and Treatment" with Sarah Bagley, M.D. - Office of Adolescent Health
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- Clinical Research Studies from the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) - a NIDA coordinated network of research institutions conducting human trials on drug use solutions.
- Research Studies at NIDA Intramural Research Program - located in Baltimore, Maryland.
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NIDA. (2015, December 3). Adolescent Brain. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/adolescent-brain