Adolescents feel less sedated after consuming alcohol when compared to adults. So teens can drink more alcohol, because they are able to stay awake longer.
When a young person drinks alcohol, his or her developing brain won’t know how to react to protect itself from the rising level of alcohol toxicity.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the youth’s brain does not have the ability to prevent alcohol poisoning.
Read Johns Hopkins University’s report here.
Alcohol damages a developing brain’s memory and learning functions. These impairments can influence alcohol addiction in the future.