Monday, March 11, 2013

Eileen FitzGerald: Alcohol use has long term consequences for youths

News Times (Danbury, CT) March 6, 2013

"The average age that a teen starts drinking in Danbury is 13, according to surveys that students fill out themselves.
And drinking early can cause long-term damage.
That's because while the adolescent brain is still forming, alcohol can damage or kill neurons.
Parents and teens need to understand the medical risks of drinking at this age. So the Midwestern Connecticut Council of Alcoholism; Danbury's local substance abuse coalition, Stand Together Make a Difference; and Danbury middle schools have planned programs for parents and teens in the coming weeks about underage drinking." Read More

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