research about how alcohol damages the teenage brain

Pardon the pun, but this information is quite sobering. Researchers have determined that teenage brains are physically damaged by 4 or 5 drinks once or twice a month.

Tapert's team found damaged nerve tissue in the brains of the teens who drank. The researchers believe this damage negatively affects attention span in boys, and girls' ability to comprehend and interpret visual information.

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