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Do you know? How does Alcohol effect a teen girl’s brain?

Posted on: November 27, 2007


It’s not fair, but it’s a fact: Alcohol’s harmful effects hit girls harder than guys. Girls who drink can suffer memory problems, brain damage, and even reduced brain size.

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Here’s the thing: Pound for pound, a girl’s body has less water than a guy’s does. Water helps dilute alcohol and the toxins it leaves behind in your body. So, even after your body has processed most of the alcohol you drink, there’s still a higher concentration of alcohol and toxins flowing through your blood stream. That means there are also more toxins reaching your brain and other major organs, including the heart, liver, pancreas, and kidneys.

Visit www.grltlk.org for more information on the choices and consequences of underage drinking.

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1 Response to "Do you know? How does Alcohol effect a teen girl’s brain?"

Another thing that teen-age girls and young women need to think about is the fact that drinking can put them in serious danger. When you start to feel the effects of alcohol, you also start to lose control of situations. Even if you are with people you know, you have no idea what may happen. This is the time when you could be attacked. Date rape occurs very often, and it isn’t always with the use of “date-rape drugs.”
Being of smaller size can also prevent you from defending yourself and you are at a complete disadvantage under the influence of alcohol.

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