The Physical And Mental Dangers. When Someone Begins Drinking

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The Physical and Mental Dangers
When someone begins drinking at an early age, they run the risk of increasing their chances of suffering from many of the dangerous effects that alcohol will have on their growth processes even later on in their lives. An alcoholic’s perception or world view is not the same as someone who does not drink. They become confused easily and tend to combine their surroundings based on their emotions. Once the alcohol is consumed, it enters the bloodstream through the stomach and small intestine, then it travels to the brain. The human brain is not fully mature until after the age of 25 and underage drinking can possibly disrupt brain structuring and functioning. Synapses are part of the brain cell membrane
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At first the teen will feel relaxed and unrestrained, so they say what they want and act in a spontaneous manner. Then they are not able to pay attention, because their brain is slowing down. This can lead to aggression and a lack of self-control even later on into adulthood.

The hypothalamus is the area of the brain that controls the release of hormones. It sends signals letting you know when you are hungry or thirsty. If the hypothalamus’ signals are blocked by alcohol, then the kidneys do not function properly causing loss of water and dehydration. This is what leads to what is called a hangover, or morning headache.
Dizziness, loss of balance and erratic movements occur when alcohol reaches the cerebellum. Teenagers who are drunk may begin doing things that they wouldn’t normally do, such as dancing on tables, falling over other people or running into walls. They are doing damage to this area of the brain that could have been avoided if they had waited to drink. If the teen continues to drink, they may begin to lose control of their balance having the appearance of a drunk person even when they are sober.
Other dangers of teenage alcoholism include drunk driving accidents, rape and even death. According to an article on, “Approximately 2,000 underage drinkers die each year behind the wheel and alcohol is a factor in a third of all teenage auto fatalities” (Stim, 2017). Teens are also twice as likely

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