Childhood and Adolescent Pathways to Substance Use Disorders (Report)
Author: Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Examines how biological, behavioural and social factors in early developmental years relate to substance use later in life. Looking at key brain nuclei that form the neural substrates of substance abuse, evidence indicates a powerful interplay of genes with environmental factors. The report recommends a multidimensional approach to identifying and targeting risk factors.