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Alcohol and teens - drinking too much

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People have different ideas about what 'problem drinking' or an 'alcohol problem' is – but most would agree that it involves a level of alcohol use which causes ongoing troubles in the lives of the alcohol users and of their families and friends.

But recent research is showing that even 'moderate' drinking by 13 to 17 year olds can be a cause of brain damage. If these young people reduce or stop drinking alcohol this brain damage may be reversed. Binge drinking is reported to be a big worry about the risk of causing brain damage.

More information

The website Reachout has many great topics in it's Alcohol section  
https://au.reachout.com/everyday-issues/alcohol

Resources

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Australia

Reference

Science direct - Alcohol 'Changes in the serum metabolite profile correlate with decreased brain grey matter volume in moderate-to-heavy-drinking young adults' Noora Heikkinen Et al  Report

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