Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

“Binge drinking can actually kill brain cells in the adolescent brain where it does not to the same extent in the adult brain. So for the same amount of alcohol, you can actually have brain damage — permanent brain damage — in an adolescent for the same blood alcohol level that may cause bad sedation in the adult, but not actual brain damage…”

This is an excerpt from a wonderful interview of Dr. Frances Jensen is a professor and chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine by NPR which appeared on January 28th on the npr.org website. To read more click here http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/01/28/381622350/why-teens-are-impulsive-addiction-prone-and-should-protect-their-brains?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social