The Effects Of Alcohol On The Body Of A Teen

2009 Words Nov 28th, 2016 9 Pages
According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, young people who start drinking alcohol before age 15 are five times more likely to abuse alcohol or become dependent in it than those who first used alcohol at age 21 or older. According with the research, scientists have an identified a number of genes that correlate to alcohol addiction. They gave also found that the brain goes to severe changes when a teen starts drinking to excess. The effects of alcohol on the body of a teen are many, and it impacts dramatically teen health. There are many negative effects of alcohol consumption on teenagers, both genetic and social, physical and psychological well-being.
Alcohol is a colorless liquid made through the fermentation of certain carbohydrates that are used in beer, whiskey or wine. When alcohol is ingested, the body converts it to sugar (Ethyl, 2016). Many teenagers think that alcohol is a stimulant which makes them feel relax, happy and joyful, but it is just the opposite. Alcohol can cause adolescents to act in ways that would not otherwise. The physiological effects of alcohol are nervous, digestive, and systems to perception, sensation, motor coordination circulatory, and intellectual functioning (Turner, 2016). Alcohol travels through teenagers’ bloodstreams, and flow to the skin, causing flushing and sweating. Because of this, heart rate and blood pressure increase. Adolescents with a high alcohol degree lose the coordination. For example, they…
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