Drug Addiction Is a Disease: Why the Teen Brain Is Vulnerable

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Today, as a result of research studies, clinical trials, and new ways to study the brain, scientists know that drug addiction is a disease—and that teens’ brains are more susceptible than adults’ brains to the effects of drugs. Get the facts on how drugs change the way the teen brain works and develops.

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