What our mommas told us growing up has now been confirmed through scientific studies…alcohol messes with your brain.
The New York Times calls attention to a recent study concerning alcohol and the brains of teenagers, which has reached the following conclusion:
“Mounting research suggests that alcohol causes more damage to the developing brains of teenagers than was previously thought, injuring them significantly more than it does adult brains….The new findings may help explain why people who begin drinking at an early age face enormous risks of becoming alcoholics.”
An incredible statistic on alcoholism:
“According to the results of a national survey of 43,093 adults, published yesterday in Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 47 percent of those who begin drinking alcohol before the age of 14 become alcohol dependent at some time in their lives, compared with 9 percent of those who wait at least until age 21.” (HT: Stepping in Faith)