Alcohol and the Developing Brain
Running Time: 20 Minutes
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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.
video, plus teacher’s resource book, student handouts and pre/post tests in digital format