Drugs, Alcohol, & the Teenage Brain
Thursday, August 11th, 2016, 6:30pm
DHS Performing Arts Center
310 North McDonough Street, Decatur, Georgia 30030
Neuroscientist, Dr. Kyle Frantz, will speak about the teenage brain and its vulnerabilities to easily abused substances.
Learn what the effect and impact is on the developing brain, when teenagers often engage in alcohol abuse and drug mis-use (the brain is not fully developed until approximately age 25).
DHS students will also attend a presentation by Dr. Franz in the coming weeks, so this is your opportunity to become prepared for an informed discussion with your teen.
Dr. Frantz is a recognized expert in this field. She is currently a Professor of Neuroscience and Senior Faculty Associate of Special Programs at Georgia State University, and Director of Science Education at the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience.