Teen Drinking Causes Irreparable Brain Damage, photo by Munchkin Management
Yet another study finds that consumption of alcohol can damage the brain as it matures, leaving permanent damage. Unfortunately it’s just a Scientific American preview. I wish they’d get their heads out of their asses over their and figure out the whole new media thing. Plus a slew of other articles and resource links.
Resources for Teen Drinking
Past age 65, binge drinking, defined as four or more drinks in one sitting, may have permanent consequences on the human brain, including memory loss and accelerated cognitive decline, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, as reported in Bloomberg News, article here.
Although this study does not contradict previous and oft-reported studies that indicate moderate amounts of alcohol can slow such declines, perhaps those more popular reports should be reevaluated not just because of this excellent New Yorker article on the questionable replicability of scientific research, but because of the potential for favorable bias that researchers on this subject might possess. In other words: Denial aint just a river in Egypt.
I have always said (at least for the past five years) that intoxication, while sometimes excusable and on occasion even charming in youth, becomes less and less attractive as one gets older.
250% increase overall in 2009 over 2003, but most frightening is that the number of incidents involving those under 21 quadrupled over the same period. What do you think is causing the spike in underage spiking?
Daily News: Alcohol-related emergency room visits skyrocket in New York: 74,000 in 2009
NY1: DOH Poll: Alcohol Taking Toll on NYC Residents
According to a new study by Britain’s Center for Crime and Justice Studies finds that alcohol is more dangerous and lethal than illegal drugs including crack cocaine and heroine.
The study ranked the destructiveness of substances like cocaine, heroin, alcohol, ecstasy and marijuana according to factors such as addictiveness, damage to the human body and to families, and economic and environmental costs.
Alcohol More Dangerous Than Heroin, Study Finds, by The Associated Press