Next in mental health, substance abuse: Preventive interventions to strengthen working memory

— Strong work­ing mem­o­ry puts brakes on prob­lem­at­ic drug use (Med­ical Xpress): “Ado­les­cents with strong work­ing mem­o­ry are bet­ter equipped to escape ear­ly drug exper­i­men­ta­tion with­out pro­gress­ing into sub­stance abuse issues…Most impor­tant in the pic­ture is exec­u­tive atten­tion, a com­po­nent of work­ing mem­o­ry that involves a per­son­’s abil­i­ty to 

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