Respect Your Brain

New videos for teenagers on drugs and the developing brain


Your Room has recently launched the Respect Your Brain animated video series for young people. The videos focus on the effects of alcohol, cannabis and MDMA on the developing brain.

A teenage brain is considered to be highly 'neuroplastic', because adolescence and emerging adulthood (up to 25 years old) is a time of organising, construction and strengthening of connections in the brain. Whilst this is a time of growth for the brain, it is also vulnerable to damage.

The Respect Your Brain videos explain how different drugs can affect brain development and which areas of the brain are affected. The videos are supported by more in depth information including where a person can seek help for drug and alcohol issues, and links to more drug and alcohol facts.  


Animations of lightbulbs with faces

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Need help with a drug or alcohol issue?

Call the Alcohol Drug Information Service (ADIS) 24 hour support line if you are having issues with alcohol or other drugs, are concerned about someone else’s alcohol or other drug use, or just have general questions about alcohol.

Phone: 1800 250 015 

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