What does alcohol abuse do to a teenager's brain?

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Teen drug and alcohol abuse can be especially unhealthy. During your teen years, your brain is still developing, which means you are extra vulnerable to the damage that drugs and alcohol can cause. The symptoms of drug and alcohol abuse are the direct result of the damage that drinking can cause.

Alcohol affects many areas of the brain, which is why drinking can make you experience slurred speech, poor judgement, confusion, slow reaction times, burry vision, and poor body coordination. Again, keep in mind that your teenage brain is still developing, which means that the damage that these effects can cause will be even worse.

Alcohol can damage areas of the brain related to learning and memory, and these effects can be particularly bad for teens. Drinking during your younger years can cause you to have problems with creating memories or recalling information for the rest of your life.

Drinking can also damage areas of the brain related to planning, judgement, making decisions, controlling your impulses, and language. These brain areas have been found to actually be smaller in teens who drink!

Perhaps the scariest part of this is that we don’t know how much alcohol it takes to cause these changes. Teenage drug addicts can damage their bodies in many ways, which is why it is so important to seek help. If you or someone you love needs help with a drinking or drug problem, we’re here for you. Call 1-877-698-6170 to talk with a treatment support specialist about finding the best teen addiction treatment.

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The Addicted Brain | Science of Addiction | Detox to Rehab

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This web series, Science of Addiction, is hosted by research analyst Reisto Belovich. In this episode, he will be breaking down the basics of the science behind what addiction does to the brain,, from the prefrontal cortex to the limbic system to the midbrain.

In this video we learn what Dopamine is, how it works in the brain, and how psychoactive substances affect this neurotransmitter.

To read more about The Addicted Brain, visit Detox to Rehab’s blog: https://detoxtorehab.com/2016/07/science-of-addiction-the-addicted-brain/

To learn even more about Drug and Alcohol Addiction, visit: https://detoxtorehab.com/addiction
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A Vision of Brain Injury Rehabilitation | A.M. Barrett | TEDxHerndon

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A Vision of Brain Injury Rehabilitation | A.M. Barrett | TEDxHerndon

Dr. Barrett discusses how we move through the world. Her Talk identifies new methods for brain injury rehabilitation.

A.M. Barrett, MD, is a cognitive neurologist, specialized in neurorehabilitation and brain injury medicine, and Director of Stroke Rehabilitation Research at Kessler Foundation. She is also the Chief, Neurorehabilitation Program Innovation, Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation, and Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Her clinical and research focus is on brain-behavior relationships in neurological and neuropsychological recovery.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Alcohol effects on brain and body

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The dangers of regular excessive drinking go way beyond the morning hangover. Those who drink heavily run the risk of damaged brain tissue, an array of liver disease and a variety of cancers. Keep these risks in mind when asking if you’re good for one more.

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Alcohol and your Brain

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An amazing 3D representation on the effect alcohol has on your body and brain. Find out more about the metabolism of alcohol and what is Blood Alcohol Concentration. Also available as a 0.99cent iPhone and iPad
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Produced by 3Dme Creative Studio www.Youtube.com/3dmecreativestudio for the Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation. This can also be purchased on video contact aldaf@bigpond.net.au

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How Alcohol Affects Your Brain And Body

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How Alcohol Affects Your Brain And Body

Alcohol is one of the most dangerous substances on the planet. Someone dies from alcohol use every ten seconds, and one night of binge drinking can take a huge toll on your immune system.

Dr. Samuel Ball of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASAColumbia) reveals the myriad effects alcohol has on your brain and body. Business Insider is the fastest growing business news site in the US. Our mission: to tell you all you need to know about the big world around you. The BI Video team focuses on technology, strategy and science with an emphasis on unique storytelling and data that appeals to the next generation of leaders – the digital generation.

How Alcohol Affects Your Developing Brain

This is the first in an educational series of seven videos detailing alcohol’s effects on the developing brain. This video serves as an overview to introduce how the brain works, what neurotransmission is, and how alcohol negatively impairs regular function and development.

The brain is your body’s control center. It processes information to and from you senses, and manages vital involuntary actions like breathing and keeping a regular heart rate. Your brain allows you to run and play, speak clearly, and feel a wide range of emotions. When the brain becomes impaired by alcohol, it’s functions become slowed down, making it difficult for your brain to perform it’s everyday tasks. This can make it hard to walk, talk, think clearly, make decisions, and more.

Here’s the lesson plan overview to find out how to teach alcohol and your brain in your classroom: http://go-faar.org/2fv93Zl
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Under Construction: Alcohol and the Teenage Brain

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Adolescence is a key period of growth and development, with the brain also changing enormously during this period. Recent research suggests that these maturational changes make the adolescent brain more vulnerable to the damaging effects of alcohol, with areas associated with memory and learning particularly affected. Under Construction is a highly acclaimed 4 minute animation that discusses adolescent brain development and highlights the effects of alcohol and risky drinking on different brain regions, as well as its impact on behaviour. It presents complex and up-to-date neurobiological research in a way that is engaging and relevant for teenagers. For more information or to order a copy go to: http://www.turningpoint.org.au/Education/Schools-and-Young-People/Under-Construction.aspx