Teen Binge Drinking Could Lead to Lasting Changes in Brain

Binge DrinkingA new study suggests that heavy drinking during the teen years could lead to structural brain changes that last into adulthood. These changes have been found to occur in the region of the brain responsible for reasoning and decision-making. While further study is needed to determine the effects in humans, the findings help validate links between heavy teen alcohol use and cognitive impairment found in previous studies. Learn More