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Teen Brain, a Work in Progress

September 14, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Have you ever wondered why you have to be 16 to get your driver’s license or 18 to vote or 21 to legally drink alcohol? It’s partly because your brain is not ready to take on these responsibilities, since your brain is not fully developed when you’re a teen. Read More »

Loko Drink

Not LOKO for Alcoholic Energy Drinks

August 26, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

You may remember that a while back, SBB addressed an unhealthy new fad—energy drinks. Read More »

Alcohol on the Brain

Real Teens Ask: Got Alcohol on the Brain?

May 24, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

As many of you know, the brain is still well under way in the development process through the teen years into your 20’s. Your decisions today can affect the way your brain develops. Ever wondered how? “Warda” from Wantagh Middle School in New York asks: Read More »

Alcohol is out

Sara's Stats: Alcohol is Out!

May 17, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

We know you’ve heard how dangerous drinking alcohol is, especially if you’re underage. You might even hear from those who pressure you at parties and out-of-school gatherings that “everyone’s doing it.” But the truth is, not everyone’s doing it—take it from the scientists who know. Read More »

Teens Involved in Risky Activity While Driving

Risky Behavior Leads to Emergency Rooms

April 21, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

When you ask friends what they’re going to do for homecoming or the prom or graduation, spending the night in the local emergency room probably isn’t on their list. Unfortunately, for many young people, alcohol may change their plans. Read More »