Alcoholism At Large
Adolescent drinking and the brain
Chronic and heavy alcohol use during adolescence changes the development of the brain in ways that make later addiction more likely, say the authors of a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital.
Researchers used magnetic resonance imaging to study the brains of heavy-drinking adults who had been heavy drinkers from ages 13 to 18.
The scans of subjects’ brains showed that, among the participants, grey matter volume was...