By Keith Jones; (ed.)
Alcoholism Sourcebook presents entire information on alcoholism between all age teams, describing its results, incorporating new reviews on alcoholism's restoration and healing procedures, and together with a thesaurus of phrases beginners to the subject will locate helpful.
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In addition, underage drinking increases the risk of physical and sexual assault. It is associated with tobacco and illicit drug use, as well as academic failure. Starting to drink at an earlier age is associated with greater odds of experiencing motor vehicle crash involvement, unintentional injuries, and physical fights while drinking. Finally, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) reports that there is concerning evidence from small-scale human brain imaging studies that underage drinking can harm the developing brain.
They can recommend groups or organizations that could help you avoid alcohol problems. If you are an adult who already has begun to drink, a health care professional can assess your drinking habits to see if you need to cut back on your drinking and advise you about how to do that. 1 Overview Text in this section is excerpted from “Underage Drinking,” National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), July 2013. Underage Drinking Underage drinking is when anyone under the minimum legal drinking age of 21 drinks alcohol.
This may be because they have higher metabolic rates. Alcohol use by adolescents is associated with abnormalities in the volume of the pre-frontal cortex, the part of the brain that controls reasoning and impulse. In particular, females are vulnerable to the effects of alcohol on this part of the brain. Severe or chronic alcohol use among female adolescents may limit the development of their pre-frontal cortex more than it does for males. Low pre-frontal cortex development may lead to deficiencies in reasoning and impulsive behavior.
Alcoholism Sourcebook by Keith Jones; (ed.)