The Developing Brain Is Vulnerable to Substances

Learn how alcohol, marijuana, prescription and illicit drugs can harm the developing adolescent brain (13 to 25 years). Once you understand the risks and dangers of substances to developing brains, discover ways to avoid them and replace them with evidence-based strategies that optimize, rather than damage the brain.

Ready to Get Informed about the harm done by substances to the adolescent brain?

And strategies to keep your brain healthy?

Award-Winning Educator

Writer & Educator

Dr. Jennifer Fraser

With a PhD from the University of Toronto in Comparative Literature, Jennifer is an award-winning educator who has taught for twenty years at the university, college and high-school level and also worked with young adults as they are launching their careers. A published author of books & articles, Jennifer believes teens & young adults, parents, teachers, coaches and all who work with children and young people deserve the most up-to-date information and knowledge especially when it comes to their health and safety. "The Bullied Brain: Heal Your Scars and Restore Your Health" is being published by Prometheus Books (Globe & Pequot) and Brilliance Audio on March 8, 2022. For more information and resources, see https://www.bulliedbrain.com/.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Continuing Education Credit in Florida

    • Continuing Education Credit

    • Quiz Questions

  • 2

    One What Alcohol Does to the Developing Brain

    • What Alcohol Does to the Developing Brain

    • Video on Alcohol #1

    • Video on Alcohol #2

    • Video on Alcohol #3

    • Video on Alcohol #4

    • Video on Alcohol #5

  • 3

    Two Strategies to Steer Clear of Alcohol

    • How to Feel Good without Hurting Your Brain

    • Video on not using Alcohol #1

    • Video on not using Alcohol #2

    • Video on not using Alcohol #3

  • 4

    Three What Marijuana Does to the Developing Brain

    • What does Marijuana do to Developing Brains?

    • Video on Marijuana #1

    • Video on Marijuana #2

    • Video on Marijuana #3

    • Video on Marijuana #4

    • Video on Marijuana #5

    • Video on Marijuana #6

  • 5

    Four How to Steer Clear of Marijuana

    • How to Get High Without Hurting Your Brain

    • Video on Cannabis Recovery #1

    • Video on Cannabis Recovery #2

    • Video on Cannabis Recovery #3

  • 6

    Five What Prescription Drugs and Illicit Drugs Do to the Developing Brain

    • Prescription Drugs to Illicit Drugs

    • Video on Drugs # 1

    • Video on Drugs #2

    • Video on Drugs #3

    • Video on Drugs #4

  • 7

    Six How to Steer Clear of Drugs

    • Keeping Your Brain Safe from Prescription & Illicit Drugs

    • Keep Your Brain Safe Video #1

    • Keep Your Brain Safe Video #2

    • Keep Your Brain Safe Video #3

  • 8

    Resources

    • Resources