Protect Your Brain from Addiction Policy Forum YouTube video

The adolescent years are marked by dynamic brain changes. An important aspect of the maturing brain is the development of connections or networks that link different parts of the brain. It takes two an half decades to hook up each of the parts of the brain to each other, like slowly building and linking the parts of a force field over 25 years. Before the force field is in place, teens can get addicted harder, stronger, faster, and longer than adults. But neuroscience can teach us ways to reduce risks and help teens navigate this tricky time.