While we may be very aware that some choices made during the teen years can affect our futures, it may be less common to assume that teen drinking patterns will leave a long-lasting affect on adult mental health. According to a recent study in the journal of Neurobiology of Disease, researchers have linked binge drinking habits in teens to future mental health issues down the line. These behavioral changes in adulthood may range from anxiety and depression to increase risk for alcoholism. Changes in brain development as a result of the booze impair communication between the brain’s neurons.

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