Why is alcohol so bad for teens?

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CJ Yamamoto, Reporter

Teen drinking is very bad for young brains. It has been proven  that teenagers die from a lot of alcohol consumption.

What is alcohol? It is grains, fruits, or even vegetables that are fermented create a liquid. In that process the maker uses yeast or bacteria to change the sugars in the food into alcohol.

There are a lot of people wondering why is it bad if alcohol is made from natural products? Teens are trying to be cool and drink up. The effect that happens to your body is not good because you are damaging your brain that is still being developed throughout your teenage years. Alcohol is a depressant, which  slows the functions of the central nervous system.

With that being said, alcohol has a big effect on your perceptions, emotions, movement, vision, and your hearing. This is all part of the bad things that can happen when you drink.

When a teenager is intoxicated and has overused alcohol they tend to stagger when they walk, lose their coordination, and slur their speech. That is where teenagers don’t realize what they are doing and may get themselves into big trouble.

In the end, teenagers shouldn’t be drinking at all.