In this Master‘s Project in School Counseling research paper, the importance of educating children against the abuse of substances and the impact on adolescent brain development will be discussed. The available research will be used to illustrate how substances impact the growth of certain areas of the brain. The consequences to the adolescent‘s choice to abuse substances will be identified. This research paper will address the importance of educating both middle and high school students to prevent substance abuse. The relationship between this problem area and the Adlerian concepts of belonging, contributing, friendship, and love will be discussed.
The Effects of Substance Abuse on Adolescent Brain Development
Charles M. Mannie
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