Effects of alcohol on the brain

“You probably know that drinking alcohol can make you feel dizzy, uninhibited or hungover, but did you know that drinking while you’re a teenager might also impact your health for years to come?

While it’s easy to see your body growing during adolescence, it’s not as obvious that your brain is going through a significant period of growth, too. Throughout your teens and into your twenties, your brain continues to grow and change as the synapses that connect all the different neurons become more complex and efficient.

Research shows that drinking alcohol while your brain is developing might stall or alter this process. This could leave you with potential brain damage that you’ll carry with you throughout the rest of your life.”

Read further from Queensland Health (Australia 20172018) #BrainAwarenessWeek

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