Adolescence and addiction

  • Tefahi B
  • Yahiouche A
  • Kacha F
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Adolescence and addiction are two different entities. Adolescence is a period characterized by a realignment risk of psychic structures, physiological and morphological. It is constructed using a reference model via the values inherited from the parents and new behaviors including consumption of drug abuse “addiction”.We illustrate our presentation with a literature review done on the PubMed database using keywords such as “adolescent, addiction, neurobiologic,pathogenesis, treatment” to study all the parameters that explain the link between adolescence and addiction from a causal model neurobiology and pathophysiology to develop in a particularities of the therapeutic management of drug abuse among adolescents.




Tefahi, B., Yahiouche, A., & Kacha, F. (2011). Adolescence and addiction. European Psychiatry, 26(S2), 115–115.

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