Binge Drinking Causing Brain Damage in Young People

A study was conducted on young binge drinkers ages 18 to 25. The study showed that binge drinking on a regular basis can disrupt the area of the brain used for paying attention, decision-making, and impulse control.

The study was conducted on 29 binge drinkers. Women who had four or more drinks in one sitting as well as men who had five or more drinks in one sitting showed thinning of the pre-frontal cortex.

Back in 2009, the 18 to 25 age group showed the highest levels of binge drinking and alcohol use. To read the entire article click here.

Here’s a video from 2010 about the effects of binge drinking on young people:

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