In fact, a teenager’s brain is still growing and forming, and the rational part of a person’s brain isn’t fully developed until age 25. 1 This is why teens can seem to act irrationally; the prefrontal cortex isn’t fully formed for them. The brain’s continued growth in adolescence and young adulthood illustrates the dangers of using drugs or alcohol at this crucial stage of development.
At Banyan Treatment Centers Boca Raton, we offer drug and alcohol treatment in Boca Raton for young adults and adults who are looking to get and stay sober. We’re analyzing the cognitive effects of teen substance abuse and sharing insight on how to reverse what addiction does to the teenage brain.