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dc.contributor.authorMaitland, Alison
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-15T23:35:03Z
dc.date.available2016-06-15T23:35:03Z
dc.date.issued2014-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11803/164
dc.description.abstractThe experimentation and use of licit and illicit substances among teenagers is common. While experimentation can be inevitable, many are not aware of the effects drugs have on the growing adolescent brain. In particular, using drugs while the brain is still growing inhibits the growth of the pre-frontal cortex. This ultimately reduces the ability to make rational decisions, can limit motivation and social skills for the adolescent. In order to help educate our teens and prevent the damaging effects of drugs a Mindfulness-Based Substance Harm Reduction Program can be implemented into our elementary and secondary schools. A mindful program will help develop the pre-frontal cortex to help with rational decision-making and help the teenager handle stressful situations when it comes to drug use.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectDrug educationen_US
dc.titleUsing a Mindfulness-based Substance Harm Reduction Program in Schools to Educate Adolescents on Substance Useen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSchool Counselingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorCity University of Seattleen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Educationen_US
cityu.schoolAlbright School of Educationen_US
cityu.siteVancouver, BCen_US
cityu.site.countryCanadaen_US


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