Chronic cocaine or ethanol exposure during adolescence alters novelty-related behaviors in adulthood.

@article{Stansfield2007ChronicCO,
  title={Chronic cocaine or ethanol exposure during adolescence alters novelty-related behaviors in adulthood.},
  author={Kirstie Helen Stansfield and Cheryl L. Kirstein},
  journal={Pharmacology, biochemistry, and behavior},
  year={2007},
  volume={86 4},
  pages={637-42}
}
Adolescence is a time of high-risk behavior and increased exploration. This developmental period is marked by a greater probability to initiate drug use and is associated with an increased risk to develop addiction and adulthood dependency and drug use at this time is associated with an increased risk. Human adolescents are predisposed toward an increased likelihood of risk-taking behaviors [Zuckerman M. Sensation seeking and the endogenous deficit theory of drug abuse. NIDA Res Monogr 1986;74… CONTINUE READING

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