Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: Scientific research has shown that alcohol can harm teen brain development.

Alcohol slows down brain activity; and the negative effects of alcohol lasts far longer in a teen brain than in an adult (up to two weeks). Good judgment and impulse-control may not properly develop in the brain and memory and learning areas of the brain are also impacted by alcohol use.

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Life of a Student Athlete-Tip of the Week: Regularly drinking alcohol before your teen brain is fully developed can impact impulse-control and the memory and learning areas of the brain.
 
Brain development is still occurring between the ages of 12-26 and scientific research has shown that binge-drinking or regularly drinking alcohol as a teen can result in irreversible brain change.
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