How Drugs Harm the Teenage Brain
The percentage of teenagers who do drugs is alarming. According to statistics, nearly half of all high school seniors have at least tried one drug. As early as eighth grade, 15 percent of students have already experimented with substance abuse. What kind of impact is this substance abuse having on the developing brain of the teenager? The answer is complicated and researchers have much more to learn about it, but we do know that the effects are not good.