This brief video provides information from FCD prevention specialists about the impact of alcohol use on a developing teen brain. We encourage you to share this link as a prevention conversation starter with the adolescents in your life.
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.