National Institutes of Health
- The primary NIH organization for research on Drugs and Young People is the National Institute on Drug Abuse
Drug abuse is a serious public health problem that affects almost every community and family in some way. Drug abuse in children and teenagers may pose a greater hazard than in older people. This is because their brains are not yet fully developed. As a result, the brains of young people may be more susceptible to drug abuse and addiction than adult brains.
Abused drugs include
There are different types of treatment for drug abuse. But the best is to prevent drug abuse in the first place.
NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse
References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)