Adolescent Brains Are Insensitive To Alcohol For A Short Time, But At Great Cost

Another study on the effects of alcohol on adolescents:

Whereas brain development during adolescence may initially serve to “safeguard” youth from certain effects of alcohol such as intoxication and hangover, it will also likely make them more vulnerable to the longer-term effects of alcohol.

Even though the adolescent brain has the capacity to adapt to an alcohol challenge, this will likely come at great cost as valuable cerebral resources are redirected from the important role of brain development to instead adapting to an alcohol challenge, and then restoring the system back to status quo once alcohol is eliminated or the challenge is removed.