Underage drinking and it's affect on a teen's brain development.

posted Sep 15, 2012, 7:48 AM by Maria Geueke

New research shows that alcohol affects a developing teen brain differently from an adult brain. Alcohol use may impair memory, learning, decision-making and impulse control; and it greatly increases the risk of addiction. Research sh
ows that parents generally underestimate the extent of teen drinking and its negative consequences. To be alcohol-free, a teen needs the active involvement and help of a parent.
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