Alcohol. Drugs And High Risk Teen Behavior

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  • 1. THE TEENAGE BRAIN AND HIGH-RISKBEHAVIOR Or why do I sometimes do crazy things Stephen L. Londino BA, CDP

2. Adolescence is a critical time to learn new skills. Communication skills Enhancing social skills Finding and developing relationships Learning life lessons to help become a healthy individual and productive member of society. To answer the question Where do I fit in?. 3. In this presentation we are going to talk about how the teen brain affects high-risk behavior including: How the teenage brain works Peer influence in behavior What are some high-risk behaviors 4. The Teen Brain 5. Frontal Lobe (Prefrontal Cortex) 6. Cerebellum and Occipital Lobe 7. Temporal Lobe (Limbic System) 8. Neurons 9. Dopamine Neuron Transmission 10. Neurotransmitters at workhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_chkzzvFvoQ&feature=related 11. Peer InfluencesPeer groups provide: Provide a place and source to exchange information and compare information. Provide positive or negative feedback about their abilities and identity. Determine what is right and wrong, whats in 12. 3 Highly Popular Peer Activities Participation in sports activities 13. 3 Highly Popular Peer Activities Participation in sports activities Hanging out and going to parties 14. 3 Highly Popular Peer Activities Participation in sports activities Hanging out and going to parties Participation in adult supervised and/or organizedleisure, promoted by social youth clubs 15. High Risk Behaviors Sexual activity Using Alcohol and Drugs Getting into car with someone intoxicatedDriving with friends in the car(Reckless driving)Involvement in illegal activitiesImpulsive behavior 16. High Risk Behaviors Sexual activity 17. High Risk BehaviorsSexual activityUsing Alcohol and Drugs 18. High Risk Behaviors Sexual activityUsing Alcohol and DrugsGetting into car with someone intoxicated 19. High Risk Behaviors Sexual activity Using Alcohol and Drugs Getting into car with someone intoxicatedDriving with friends in the car(Reckless driving) 20. High Risk Behaviors Sexual activity Using Alcohol and Drugs Getting into car with someone intoxicatedDriving with friends in the car(Reckless driving)Involvement in illegal activities 21. High Risk Behaviors Sexual activity Using Alcohol and Drugs Getting into car with someone intoxicatedDriving with friends in the car(Reckless driving)Involvement in illegal activitiesImpulsive behavior 22. So what is driving these behaviors. Many studies point to a combination of the role of peerinfluence and lack of full brain functionality-primarily theprefrontal cortex. One study found that teens that participation in sportsactivities and adult supervised social clubs have lowerincidence of alcohol/drug use and delinquent behavior(Thorlindsson and Burnburg, 2006). 23. Dont do drugs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwK350eA4AA&fe ature=related 24. REFERENCES Gardner, M., & Steinberg, L. (2005). Peer influence on risk-taking, risk preference, and risky decision making in adolescence and adulthood: An experimental study. Developmental Psychology, 41(4), 625635. Retrieved December 8, 2006, from the PsycARTICLES database. (AN dev-41-4-625) Santrock, J. W. (2009). A topical approach to life-span development (custom ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. Thorlindsson, T., & Bernburg, J. G. (2006). Peer groups and substance use: Examining the direct and interactive effect of leisure activity. Adolescence, 41(162), 321339. Retrieved December 8, 2006, from the Academic Search Premier database. (AN 22251598) Alberts, Bray, Hopkin, Johnson, Lewis, Raff, Roberts, & Walter Essential Cell Biology, 3rd Edition, ISBN: 978-0-8153-4129- retrieved from 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChpYCDiX348&feature=player_detailpage