New study: Teens’ developing brains affected by drinking alcohol

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The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its policy statement to emphasize the dangers of alcohol for children, teens and young adults.

Despite the gradual decline in alcohol use among teens over the years for some regions, the AAP is recommending that parents send a clear message against drinking before the age of 21.

This advice comes after new findings on how alcohol can affect youth’s underdeveloped brains.
 

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