To understand the risks associated with psychoactive substances in adolescents, it helps to understand that teenagers are not just less-experienced adults; they are undergoing an important yet challenging developmental stage in which that are prone to errors of judgment, and sensitive to neurological assault by psychoactive substances. More than any other age group adolescents are at risk for substance addiction, and more than any other age group they risk permanent intellectual and emotional damage due to the effects of drugs. Whereas the adults know the effects it will have on their lives and also how it can affect their future.they are less prone to the errors of judgement.
The risk factor is always high in teens as compared to adults due to lack of knowledge and resistance. Its during the teenage, many parts of the brain is constructed or pruned. Most of the hormones changes during adolescence like thirst, hunger, cerebellum, sex, etc. It’s very important to train the brain not to be addicted to alcohol.
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