Binge drinking ‘damages memory’

GirlsCheers The effects of heavy drinking may last days

Binge drinking teenagers are still at risk of absent-mindedness and forgetfulness days later, a study says.

A team from Northumbria and Keele universities compared 26 binge drinkers with 34 non-bingers in memory tests, and found the drinkers fared worse.

They told the British Psychological Society conference that binge drinking could be harming developing brains.

A spokesman for the charity Addaction said drinking at dangerous levels was putting some young people at risk.

Full story at BBC, UK

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