Alcohol is a depressant, meaning it slows down how you react to your environment.

Teens experience stress and anxiety and may use mood altering substances such as alcohol in an attempt to feel better or to help them fit in with friends.

Alcohol blocks some of the messages trying to get to your brain. This changes how people feel and move, as well as their vision and hearing.

Teens Health. (1995). Getting the Facts. 
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