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NIH Forum Focuses on Huge Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Substance Use

Last week, the leaders of four National Institutes of Health (NIH) institutes (National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and National Institute on Drug Abuse) hosted a special open forum in Washington, D.C., to discuss their upcoming Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study. The ABCD will follow 10,000 children for a decade, from ages 10 to 20, to see how nicotine, alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs affect the trajectory of a developing brain. The study will...

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Published By: Psychiatric News - Monday, 24 November, 2014

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