Research shows that brain development continues throughout the teen years and into a person's twenties. Alcohol can alte

Research shows that brain development continues throughout the teen years and into a person’s twenties. Alcohol can alter this development, possibly affecting both the brain’s structure and how well it processes information. In addition, drinking during the teen years could interfere with normal adolescent brain development and change the brain in ways that raise the risk of developing an alcohol use disorder later in life.