Why drugs are so much more dangerous for young people than they are for adults

The tragic story of Garrett Brown, told by BDN Maine’s Erin Rhoda, highlights a major point that medical professionals have long known: that addiction is a chronic disease. But it also emphasizes another relevant aspect of addiction — the age at which people start using drugs can have a lasting negative impact on the brain’s development. Garrett … Continue reading Why drugs are so much more dangerous for young people than they are for adults