Abnormalities in the prefrontal cortex, the area behind the forehead that’s responsible for self-control, are seen in both drug abusing and sober siblings. As well, they also develop cravings and drug abuse habits easily. Their brain structures that regulate responses to cravings also tend to be smaller.
Remember that when you have a child, that child reflects the whole gene pool.
Know the family’s complete medical and social histories to understand your child’s behavior.
This knowledge, along with locating the necessary resources to address the issues, will help you to anticipate ways to help them succeed at school and to enjoy social relationships.
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