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Drugs hit teens harder

Some have argued that adolescent brains, flexible and full of growth potential, are more capable of dealing with the damage inflicted by drugs than adult brains. According to researchers gathering at a press conference at Society for Neuroscience this morning (11/15 am), adolescent brains cope with this damage more poorly than adults. Interrupting a critical period of synaptic network building, the drugs seem to have far reaching effect on development and behavior.

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