Alcohol and Drug Use in Adolescence and Emerging Adults
59th Medical Wing San Antonio United States
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Alcohol and drug use occurs at high rates beginning during adolescence with peak rates observed during emerging adulthood ages 18-25. Drug and alcohol use during this period poses numerous risks both for the individual school, social, and legal problems, injuries, death and society e.g. economic costs, accident involving others. Early drug use also leads to changes in brain development that may have life-long effects. The goal of this symposium is to integrate findings from a variety of disciplines including preclinical, epidemiological, human laboratory, and clinical, to provide a better understanding of alcohol and drug use during adolescence and emerging adulthood and potential interventions.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Food, Food Service and Nutrition