Apr 1, 2009

Alcohol 'More Harmful Than Marijuana to Teenagers'

Alcohol More Harmful Than Marijuana to TeenagersProfessor Susan Tapert at the University of California, San Diego stated that teenagers who are heavy alcohol drinkers have reduced their hippocampal volume. Abnormalities in their brains are developed after only 1 or 2 years of alcohol consumption.

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Heavy drinkers are classified as those who liquor up over 20 glasses a month. The research revealed that their memory capacity is just 85 percent compared with non-drinking teenagers.

"Claims that alcohol is more harmful than marijuana have been around for some time. In 2007, a team of researchers led by David Nutt of Bristol University in the U.K. said alcohol was the fifth most dangerous out of 20 harmful substances including heroin and cocaine, more harmful than illegal drugs such as amphetamines, marijuana and ecstasy, which are banned in most countries."

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Alcohol 'More Harmful Than Marijuana to Teenagers'

2 comments:

Harrison 10:34 AM  

The key word is "heavy." All things, and laws, in moderation and we will be fine.

Lover Boy and Girl 12:56 PM  

You are right Harrison!

Moderation is what it is.

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