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Preventing harmful substance use

Lifelong health is determined by more than just our genes: modern brain science shows that early childhood experiences, and other sensitive periods of development can change the brain in ways that make us more or less vulnerable to physical or mental health problems including harmful substance use and addiction.

The Alberta Family Wellness Initiative (AFWI) provides knowledge about early brain development and its connection to lifelong physical and mental health, including addiction.

Alberta Family Wellness Initiative

The Brain Story


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