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Although drinking by U.S. adolescents has decreased during the last decade, more than 20 percent of U.S. high-school students continue to drink alcohol before the age of 14 years. This can have adverse effects on their neurodevelopment. For example, youth who initiate drinking before 14 years of age are four times more likely to develop psychosocial, psychiatric, and substance-use difficulties than those who begin drinking after turning 20 years of age. Little is known about how the age of alcohol-use onset influences brain development. This is the first study to assess the association between age of adolescent drinking onset and neurocognitive performance, taking into account pre-existing cognitive function.
AND see also: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acer.13503
(Score: 5, Insightful) by Runaway1956 on Sunday November 05 2017, @10:46AM (4 children)
I realize that you are obsessed with me, but this post isn't about me. There are millions of young Americans who are being screwed over by fascist anti-alcohol and anti-youth laws right now, today.
How many American servicemen are deemed old enough, and responsible enough, to be responsible for an entire squad's (platoon? company?) lives, but are not deemed old enough or responsible enough to drink a god damned beer? So, the fascists aren't targeting me, personally, today? I should give them a pass? Remember when they came for the Jews, and you said nothing, because you aren't a Jew?
Please, try to keep your obssessions under control.
Abortion is the number one killed of children in the United States.
(Score: 0, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 05 2017, @12:04PM (1 child)
dude, defend your vices much?
want to make them seem like virtues much?
i think you had too much of the cool-aid back in the day. are you going to argue that american kids should have hunting knives and live ammo now? because what, jews?
(Score: 2) by t-3 on Monday November 06 2017, @02:03AM
What's wrong with hunting knives and ammo? If you take your kids hunting, they probably would have some. Learning how to kill and process your own meat is an experience more people should have.
(Score: 5, Informative) by c0lo on Sunday November 05 2017, @01:40PM (1 child)
There's nothing in fascism against alcohol consumption.
By contrast, there's a lot of history of killjoy-ing** [historylearningsite.co.uk] in puritanism. Given the ... ummm... basket of deplorables++ [newengland.com] that founded USofA, no wonder you are where you are.
(Score: 4, Interesting) by Whoever on Sunday November 05 2017, @05:00PM
He is using the term "fascist" in the loose meaning.
But, yeah, the USA's Puritan history has much to do with some of its more restrictive tendencies.