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Alcohol complicates youth independence

July 17, 2013
By CATHY BROWNFIELD - Family Recovery Center Publicist , Salem News

"With the use of alcohol and other drugs over time, youth may fail to advance to more complex stages of thinking and social interaction," advises the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. "Youth with alcohol use disorders often perform worse on memory tests and have diminished abilities to plan." They also may have hallucinations, psychotic episodes, changes in sleep patterns and changes in ability to concentrate.



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