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The neurological consequences of teenage alcohol abuse can last well beyond the teen years and into adulthood.
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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are more common than you might think, and can cause severe problems for those affected.
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Click the buttons below for an assortment of videos and articles to learn some of the facts, myths, and long-term effects of alcohol.  
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What's going on in the boozy brain?
  • American Chemical Society
  • 4 min
This week at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Chicago, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago announced a new finding that provides a fresh answer to this persistent question that plagues people addicted to alcohol.
Understanding how new neurons integrate into existing brain regions may hold the secret to restoring brain function after injury or disease.
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Although legal, alcohol is addictive. Together, alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction — sometimes referred to as alcoholism or alcohol dependence — are among the nation's major health problems.
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Learn about the science underlying the effects of alcohol on human biology and behavior in this interactive teaching unit from the National Institutes of Health.
  • National Institutes of Health
This web-resource by the University of Utah considers the effects of genetics, environment, and behavior in an attempt to unravel the complexities of the addicted brain.
  • University of Utah
In this lesson by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, students learn how alcohol affects different parts of the brain, which in turn affects behavior.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
The National Institute on Drug Abuse created this website to educate 11 to 15 year-olds — as well as their parents and teachers — on the science behind drug abuse.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
Moderate amounts of alcohol do not kill brain cells.
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