Teen drinking is more dangerous than previously thought. There several studies released this year suggesting that teen drinking may cause more brain and nerve damage than was previously thought. Contrary to the notion that the brain is fully developed by age 16 or 17, the new studies have found that significant development happens until the age of 21 and heavy drinking by teen-agers may slow down that development. With these surveys we were able to understand about teen drinking within the UTA UBMS program and how teen drinking should be seen as a problem in the world.
· The three leading causes of death for 15- to 24-year-olds are automobile crashes, homicides and suicides -- alcohol is a leading factor in all three.