Brain Study Shows Addiction Risk Higher For Some Teens

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people are more prone to addiction – that much we know. What we don’t know for
sure is why. A new study has found evidence that some teenagers are at higher risk
for substance abuse because their brains work differently, in ways that make
them more impulsive. The same study has also found that different networks in
the brain seem to be connected to symptoms of ADHD. We talk with Hugh Garavan,
an associate professor of psychiatry and psychology at UVM, and senior author
of the paper, and Robert Whelan, a post doctoral researcher at UVM in the
department of psychiatry and psychology, and lead researcher on the study.

on the program, we’ll talk with Gloria Bruce, Executive Director of the
Northeast Kingdom Travel & Tourism Association, about the challenges and
benefits of promoting tourism in the Kingdom while preserving the unique
character and way of life of the region.

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