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Alcohol and the Developing Brain

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Catalogue Number:  600687
Producer:  Human Relations Media
Subject:  Family Studies/Home Economics, Guidance, Health and Medicine
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  United States
Copyright Year:  2018
Running Time:  22:52
Closed Captions:  Yes

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This program focuses on the short-term and long-term effects of alcohol on the still-developing adolescent brain. Students learn about the short-term consequences of poor decision-making and risk taking related to driving, sexual activity, and aggressive behavior. Through first person testimonials, viewers learn about the consumption of large quantities of alcohol and risks of alcohol poisoning and blackouts. Viewers learn that long-term drinking interferes with brain development and can change the brain in ways that affect thinking skills and executive decision-making.

Includes Resource Guide.

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