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drinking now can damage your brain forever. see the effects

the science:

Your brain's wiring starts changing when you're a teen. Billions of connections are being reformed to make your brain more efficient.

the effect:

Alcohol can permanently damage this development. While your brain is busy making better connections, drinking can cause biological changes.

the result:

These changes can lead to cognitive problems, learning problems and alcohol dependence. 1,2

hi, license. bye, license.

your record:

In AZ, your criminal record is kept until you're 99 years old. Misdemeanors can prevent you from applying for some jobs or receiving government student loans.3

Class 3 misdemeanor4:

Up to $500 fine and 30 days in jail. Example: Asking someone who is over 21 to buy you alcohol.

Class 2 misdemeanor4:

Up to $750 fine and 4 months in jail. Example: Consuming alcohol in public when you're under 21 (minor in consumption or MIC).

Class 1 misdemeanor4:

Up to $2,500 fine and 6 months in jail. Example: Using a fake ID, trying to buy alcohol or being served at a bar when you're under 21 (Minor in Possession or MIP).

Fake ID Penalty:

If convicted of using a fake ID (whether a real person's or fraudulent), your driver's license will be suspended for up to 6 months. If convicted a second time, the suspension is up to a year

things to do that are better
than underage drinking:

why 21?

Your brain keeps developing into your 20s — usually between 21 and 25. That's why alcohol is so harmful right now.

what exactly is binge drinking?

Binge drinking is when your blood alcohol level exceeds .08g/dl (grams per deciliter).
For boys that's about 4 drinks in 2 hours. For girls, that's only 3 drinks.
the facts:

Binge drinking can lead to constant anxiety and alcohol dependency. (To get sciency, this is tied to alcohol inhibiting NMDA receptors.)5,6

the facts:

Teen girls who binge drink experience diminished activity in brain regions linked to memory.7

the facts:

The leading causes of death for teens are car accidents, homicide and suicide — alcohol is the leading factor in all three.8

the facts:

Studies show that people who binge drink through high school are more likely to be overweight by the time they're 24.9

the facts:

Binge drinkers are more likely to drop out of school.9

the facts:

Binge drinking disrupts sleep patterns.9

the facts:

Binge drinkers are more likely to take risks, like driving drunk, which can injure the driver or others.9

Binge drinking has also been linked to10:
  • Alcohol poisoning
  • Damaged brain nerve tissue
  • Alcoholism
  • Chemical dependency
  • Stroke
  • Liver disease
  • STDs
  • Cancer