Thursday, August 9, 2012

Will your teen become a problem drinker? The brain tells all

Fox News, August 9, 2012

"Years before teenagers turn to heavy drinking, their developing brains already look different from their sober peers, according to a new study.
Researchers followed a group of teenagers over three years and found that those who developed heavy drinking habits (defined as four to five drinks on one occasion) showed less activity in brain regions used for higher-order decision-making, called working memory, before tasting alcohol."  Read More 

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