By Keith Jones; (ed.)
Alcoholism Sourcebook presents entire information on alcoholism between all age teams, describing its results, incorporating new stories on alcoholism's restoration and cures, and together with a word list of phrases novices to the subject will locate helpful.
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28 Underage Drinking Underage drinking risks include: • Death – 5,000 people under age 21 die each year from alcohol-related car crashes, homicides, suicides, alcohol poisoning, and other injuries such as falls, burns, and drowning. • Serious injuries – More than 190,000 people under age 21 visited an emergency room for alcohol-related injuries in 2008 alone. • Impaired judgment – Drinking can cause kids to make poor decisions, which can then result in risky behavior like drinking and driving, sexual activity, or violence.
Alcohol can activate the pleasure-producing chemistry of the brain and release a pleasure-enhancing chemical called dopamine. Dopamine is released in the brain when an action satisfies a basic need or desire. With repeated alcohol use, the brain’s natural capacity to produce dopamine is reduced. This leads to feelings of depression, anger, boredom, anxiety, and frustration. With the use of alcohol and other drugs over time, youth may fail to advance to more complex stages of thinking and social interaction.
Text in this chapter is excerpted from “Alcohol Use In Older People,” National Institute on Aging, January 22, 2015.
Alcoholism Sourcebook by Keith Jones; (ed.)