Apathy, Substance Abuse and Your Adolescent

A significant clue that could signal substance abuse is when your adolescent become apathetic. Teens that show signs who roots are grounded in apathy should be considered as potential drug and/or alcohol users.

How the Molecule CREB Helps Explain Addictive Behavior

Finding a way to turn off the effects of CREB in the nucleus accumbens may reset the brain’s reward pathway. This could be used to break the associations between drugs and reward in the person’s brain.