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What You Need to Know About Alcohol and the Developing Teenage Brain

Studies at McLean Hospital and elsewhere have shown that alcohol affects the brains of adolescents in profound and dangerous ways. During the teenage and early adult years, the brain is still developing, making it more vulnerable to alcohol than the adult brain. Moreover, research indicates that...

Naukeag Addiction Treatment Program Relocates and Expands

This month, McLean Hospital’s longstanding Naukeag drug and alcohol abuse treatment program moved to an updated, larger location. The newly renamed McLean Naukeag at Prescott program is now located in Petersham, Massachusetts. Housed at Heywood Hospital’s Quabbin Retreat, McLean Naukeag at Prescott...

The Science Behind Teens and Drinking: What Every Family Should Know

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), alcohol is the most commonly used and misused drug among young people in the United States. The CDC also reports that excessive drinking is responsible for more than 4,300 deaths among underage individuals each year. I frequently...

McLean Hospital Study Finds Herbal Extract May Curb Binge Drinking

An extract of the Chinese herb kudzu dramatically reduces drinking and may be useful in the treatment of alcoholism and curbing binge drinking, according to a new study by McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School researchers. “Our study is further evidence that components found in kudzu root can...

Marisa M. Silveri, PhD

Marisa M. Silveri, PhD, has been studying the neurobiology of brain development and consequences of alcohol and drug abuse using preclinical and clinical models for over two decades. Her current work uses non-invasive magnetic resonance techniques to examine brain structure, function, and...