Why into today society children under the age of eighteen get the intentions of drinking alcohol. Alcohol is a depressant that affects every part of your body. The damage it does now can impact the rest of your life.
Children under the age of eighteen do not may know the risks of drinking alcohol, they may hear that it will loosen them up and help relax. What they may not hear is that it can damage the part of their brain that controls coordination, memory, judgment and decision-making. Straighten up, drinking makes you dumber—you may slur your words and lose coordination, and your reactions will become slower. One reason is that alcohol can have seriously dangerous, long-term impacts on a body and brain that are still developing.
Brain Effects—alcohol affects the developing brain, but it’s a difficult task. Subtle changes in the brain may be difficult to detect but still have a significant impact on long-term thinking and memory skills. Adolescent brains are still maturing, and the alcohol’s effects become even more complex.
Whatever it is that leads adolescents to begin drinking, once they start they face a number of potential health risks. Although the severe health problems associated with harmful alcohol use are not as common in adolescents as they are in adults, studies show that young people who drink heavily may put themselves at risk for a range of potential health problems.
As a teenager, your body is still developing, so damage done to it now will affect the rest of your life. Over time, drinking destroys your body and your looks, so all that work you've done to look good, keep strong and stay fit goes down the drain fast.
Another effect to your health is Liver Effects—Elevated liver enzymes, indicating some degree of liver damage, have been found in some adolescents who drink alcohol. Young drinkers who are overweight or obese showed elevated liver enzymes even with only moderate levels of drinking.
Today, alcohol is widely...