LA TIMES COMMENTARY FOCUSES ON TEEN DRUG USE, NEUROSCIENCE, AND THE IBH ONE CHOICE INITIATIVE

A commentary in the LA Times highlights the Institute for Behavior and Health’s One Choice prevention message: no use of any alcohol, nicotine, marijuana or other drugs for youth under age 21 for reasons of health. At the core of this message is the brain science showing that the rapidly developing adolescent brain is uniquely vulnerable to drugs. Authors Paul Larkin Jr. and Stephanie Zawada note, “Brain health is critical to the pursuit of happiness. And leveraging scientifically accurate presentations and testimonies to convince young Americans to prioritize their own brain health early on can prevent future substance abuse. Read more.

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