Drinking alcohol once in a while is fine, but too much of a good thing can also turn bad--even if the results aren't instantaneous. According to a recent study on ScienceDaily.com, abusing alcohol while you're young may cause damage to the brain years later.

According to reports, drinking excessive amounts of alcohol accounts for four percent of the world's diseases. For teens and young adults, social drinking can easily turn into an addiction, which may then cause a significant impact on one's mental health. Most affected is the hippocampus, the part of the brain which controls short and long-term memory. As this doesn't fully mature until one turns 25 years old, indulging in too much alcohol can affect its formation, which may later cause learning deficits.

Although the guidance of parents may help in lessening a young person's alcohol intake, it's also up to the the individual to be a responsible drinker. It's okay to party, but it's also important to know one's limits. Saying no to that "last one for the road" may go a long way.

(Photo by Satish Krishnamurthy via Flickr Creative Commons)

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