“Alcohol Abuse, neurodevelopment and neuroplasticity in the adolescent”, by Dryeli Cássila Kindler, Fabiano Fugita, Heloisa Davanso e Larissa Leite Martins.

    INTRODUCTION Adolescent behavior that motivates youth to experiment with drugs of abuse can be directly related to the state of brain development. During adolescence, there is a restructuring in the production of endogenous opioids, which cause a hedonic effect. Changes in neurodevelopmental circuits within the prefrontal cortex and… Continue lendo…