The Negative Effects Of Underage Drinking

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In the last few years, new studies have shown that the age that people reach physical maturity is 25 and it is definitely not 18 and it is also not 21. The human brain is not fully developed until the age of 25 and people who say it should be lowered don't understand the science behind it. Drinking underage causes many problems in the human body especially when the brain isn't fully developed yet, due to this the drinking age should be raised to 25. Young adults to the age of 25 are still dealing with developing brains, and the use the alcohol can have a very penetrating effect on them than it would have in older adults (Narconon). A journal article from Wall Street stated facts of the effects of alcohol on young adults with still developing brains and they noted “from a neuroscientists perspective, the brain is not fully developed until age 25’ (Narconon). Due to the brain not being fully developed there can be many negative effects of alcohol consumption until the brain has fully developed (Narconon). Underage drinking can lead to lifelong brain damage and hurt the functions of the brain. Brain damage related to underage drinking relates to loss of memory, poor functioning of motor skills, and loss of coordination, breathing difficulties, unconsciousness, anemia, a coma, or even blackouts (Drugfreeworld). A recent study hosted by Susan Tapert (neuroscientist) of the University of California, compared the brain scans of teens who drink heavily and those who don't
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