Research + News | Topic: Neuroscience

Binge Drinking Traps Brains in Adolescence

A new study published in The Journal of Neuroscience has looked at the effect of excessive binge drinking during adolescence on a particular receptor in the brain. The research shows that teenagers who binge drink risk trapping their brains in permanent adolescence and lay the groundwork for alcoholism. “Because it inhibits part of the brain’s development, binge drinking over time keeps people in an emotionally immature state,” Queensland University of Technology Professor Selena Bartlett says. “This often leads to huge problems when in their 30s and 40s people come face to face with the demands of life.”

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