Alcohol can damage or kill neurons, altering development of parts of the adolescent brain that are still forming.
According to The Science Inside Alcohol Project, new and ongoing brain research shows that brain regions are still developing into a person's twenties.
Source: The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world's largest general scientific society, and publisher of the journal, Science.
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