19 de outubro de 20141min

Adolescence is a period of great change in a child’s life. On top of the numerous emotional changes, adolescence marks a very important period of brain development and maturation. Drug and alcohol use at this time can have far reaching effects on brain development, many of which researchers are still trying to understand. For most parents this is a difficult and often sensitive topic, as many of us may have personal experience, or have seen family members or friends who have been directly affected by drug and alcohol use.


acesse: adolescent__young_adult_addiction.pdf

Sobre a UNIAD

A Unidade de Pesquisa em álcool e Drogas (UNIAD) foi fundada em 1994 pelo Prof. Dr. Ronaldo Laranjeira e John Dunn, recém-chegados da Inglaterra. A criação contou, na época, com o apoio do Departamento de Psiquiatria da UNIFESP. Inicialmente (1994-1996) funcionou dentro do Complexo Hospital São Paulo, com o objetivo de atender funcionários dependentes.