FACT #2: Did You Know?

Alcohol Use is a Risk Factor for Many Neurological Disorders

Alcohol is a neurotoxin – it can cause damage to your brain and nervous system. Alcohol plays a significant role in the onset and course of many neurological disorders including epilepsy, dementia, and alcohol related brain injury. Alcohol is neurotoxic to brain development in adolescence and both parents and young people have a right to know that the adolescent brain has a different and largely greater sensitivity to alcohol than the adult brain and young people should be supported to avoid alcohol during this important stage of brain development.