Reducing Prevalence of Addiction Begins with Youth Prevention: One Choice for Health

Nearly all adults with substance use disorders began using addictive substances as teens. The adolescent brain is hardwired for risk-taking putting teens at the highest risk for problems related to substance use including addiction.

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About the Presenters

Robert L. DuPont, MD
Caroline DuPont, MD

 

For more than 50 years, Robert L. DuPont, MD has been a leader in drug abuse prevention and treatment. Among his many contributions to the field is his leadership as the first Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (1973-1978) and as the second White House Drug Chief (1973-1977).

Dr. DuPont is Vice President of the Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc. (IBH), a 501(c)3 non-profit research and policy organization located in Rockville, MD.  The IBH mission is to reduce the use of illegal drugs.  In her role as Vice President, Caroline DuPont, MD focuses on the areas of addiction treatment and prevention.

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This webinar will review the new biology of addiction and the recognition “hijacked" addicted brain. New data from two major national surveys of teen substance use will also be presented to discuss the importance in youth drug prevention.

Nearly all adults with substance use disorders began using addictive substances as teens. The adolescent brain is hardwired for risk-taking putting teens at the highest risk for problems related to substance use including addiction. 

This webinar will review the new biology of addiction and the recognition “hijacked" addicted brain. New data from two major national surveys of teen substance use will also be presented to discuss the importance in youth drug prevention.

Reducing Prevalence of Addiction Begins with Youth Prevention: One Choice for Health