Repeated alcohol exposure during adolescence results in long-lasting changes in the region of the brain that controls learning and memory, according to a research team at Duke Medicine that used a rodent model as a surrogate for humans.

The study, published April 27 in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, provides new insights at the cellular level for how  during adolescence, before the  is fully developed, can result in cellular and synaptic abnormalities that have enduring, detrimental effects on behavior.

– Duke University Medical Center

Source: Your adolescent brain on alcohol: Changes last into adulthood