Recommendations for Teenagers and their Adults
Given advances in knowledge about the brain and stimulants, teenagers and the adults who look after them have to face up to and discuss challenges in relation to the appeal of the culture of partying.
- It appears to be very important that teenage brains are completely free of toxins up until they reach adulthood (20-22 years), after which they of course must decide for themselves whether they want to risk damaging their brain cells.
- Teenagers, singly or in groups, and all adults accociated with them, need to work together to protect growing brains by making it cool to be non-toxic and by arranging different kinds of parties where the production of the brain’s own stimulants are activated.
- Manipulation of the teenage brains makes money (for example the tobacco- and alcohol industries, night clubs, commercial industry, drug dealers) Brain cells are not able to discern whether a stimulant is legal or illegal, accepted or forbidden. The cells are damaged by them all.
- Adults who are addicted to stimulants, may downplay the consequences of the abuse, as they – which is quite understandable – defend their inadvertent self deception, perhaps formed when they where teenagers themselves.
Intervene immediately if a teenager starts smoking tobacco, drinking alcohol and taking drugs. The cells in the brain’s reward system can change very fast and make the teenager addicted. The alteration of the cells in the reward system is chemical brain damage and it is therefore urgent to stop it.
Read more: Control your Desires.