Thursday, January 9, 2014

Parents... Here's the Cliff Notes on How Alcohol Affects your Teen's Brain

We all know the risks of underage drinking: addiction, car crashes, unwanted sexual activity, risk taking. Some of these consequences apply to adult drinkers also.But we sometimes forget that alcohol affects developing bodies-- and developing brains-- very differently than adult ones.

Mike Nerney is a renowned expert on adolescent brain development. In this short video he packs in everything you need to know about why underage drinking  is such a concern (and also some tips to mitigate some of those risks.) At the 7 minute mark he gives parents 3 basic strategies to guide their teens safely around decisions about alcohol use.

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