Does binge drinking affect young people differently than adults?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Binge drinking is dangerous for any age group, but it may have more serious health consequences for young people. A young person's brain is still developing and can be harmed by excessive alcohol consumption. Studies have shown that alcohol can cause long-term damage to the brain and impair memory, coordination, and movement.

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