White matter integrity in adolescents with histories of marijuana use and binge drinking.

  title={White matter integrity in adolescents with histories of marijuana use and binge drinking.},
  author={Joanna Jacobus and Tim M McQueeny and Sunita Bava and B. C. Schweinsburg and Lawrence R. Frank and Tony T. Yang and Susan F. Tapert},
  journal={Neurotoxicology and teratology},
  volume={31 6},
Structural brain abnormalities have been observed in adolescents with alcohol use disorders but less is known about neuropathological brain characteristics of teens with sub-diagnostic binge drinking or the common pattern of binge drinking combined with marijuana use. The goal of this study was to examine white matter integrity in adolescents with histories of binge drinking and marijuana use. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) was conducted with 42 adolescents (ages 16-19) classified as controls… CONTINUE READING
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