Developing Brains, Environmental Influences and Teen Drinking

Dr. Aaron White, Ph.D., discusses how the natural unfolding of adolescent brain development relates to substance use and how substance use relates to the development of behavior. Dr. White is the Senior Scientific Advisor to the Director at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). His areas of scientific expertise include alcohol-induced memory blackouts, the impact of alcohol and other drugs on brain function and behavior, particularly during the adolescent years, and prevention strategies.

The From Research to Recovery Town Hall brings together speakers from across the country to address mental health, substance use and other facets of behavioral and emotional health.

To find out more, visit http://www.cobe.vcu.edu/cobe-town-hall