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Alcohol can have a profound impact on the brain, both in the short term and over time. This is especially true for adolescents and young adults who binge drink, as their brains are still developing.
A number of factors influence how and to what extent alcohol impacts the brain, including the following:
The ways that alcohol impacts the brain during intoxication are fairly familiar:
While we may be familiar with the some of the temporary effects of alcohol on the brain, it is important to know that alcohol can affect the brain long after the initial effects have worn off.
Sandstone Care has a full continuum of care for teens and young adults including a medical detox center & teen residential program. We have outpatient alcohol abuse programs for adolescents and young adults in Colorado, Virginia and Maryland. If you are looking for a teen alcohol rehab program, Sandstone Care may be right for you.