Alcohol affects teenagers differently from the way it affects adults especially when it comes to brain development.
As a teenager, your brain keeps developing until about 25 years old. Because of this, the younger you are when you start drinking alcohol, the greater the risk of experiencing alcohol-related harms.
Excessive use of alcohol during this period of brain development can lead to:
- memory problems
- dependence (“addiction”)
- inability to learn
- problems with verbal skills
MAKING the LINK is a new interactive teaching resource that demonstrates to students how alcohol affects the brain, behaviour and relationships.
The resource includes videos, animation, discussion based activities and a teaching manual.
This evidence-based health promotion program aims to reduce the barriers preventing young people from seeking help and explain what kind of help there are and how they can help.
Read more about MAKING the LINK from the ADF Online shop.
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