Alcohol Impairs the Adolescent Brain...
The American Medical Association recently released a report which contains extensive scientific and medical information showing how harmful drinking is to the developing brain.
- Adolescent drinkers scored worse than non-users on vocabulary, general information, memory, and memory retrieval.
- The scores of alcohol users on test of verbal and non-verbal information recall were 10% lower.
- Alcohol drinkers performed more poorly in school and had increased social problems, depression, suicidal thoughts, and violence.
- Alcohol affects the sleep cycle.
- Alcohol increases risk of stroke among young drinkers.
For more information, click on the AMA Fact Sheet below:
Underage Drinking is a D.U.M.B. Decision (Drinking Underage Maims the Brain)
According to J. Edward Hill, MD, President of the American Medical Association, “Parents allowing underage children to drink under their supervision are under a dangerous misconception. Injuries and car accidents after such parent-hosted parties remind us that no parent can completely control the actions of intoxicated youth, during or after a party. And the main message children hear is that drinking illegally is okay. "Source: www.ama-assn.org/
Please work in cooperation with 25&Alive, the Independence Police Department, and the schools to make this a joyful time of life and not one of mourning the loss of one of our children.Helpful Links:
American Medical Association (AMA)
Underage Drinking is a D.U.M.B. Decision
Effects and Consequences of Underage Drinking