Binge drinking and adolescent brains

If you’re hell-bent on drinking heavily through your teenage years, I suppose there’s very little anyone can do to stop you.  There’s always a way to cheat the system, hide it from adults and find someone who’ll supply you with the stuff.  Morality aside, just think of it in purely scientific terms and ask yourself the question: why would I voluntarily damage my brain?  You can always drink later in life but once your brain has been damaged, you’ll never undo the damage. 60+ years is a long time to pay for one big night when you’re 16 or 17.  Here’s some research that will make you think before you drink.

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