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Coming back to this thread to mention a conversation I had with 20 y.o. DS yesterday. DS was straight-edge all through high school but will drink alcohol now. He has a course in Neurodevelopmental Pyschology this year in college. They are studying the complex brain development that happens during adolescence, comparing it to the development in infants. He's convinced that it's a bad idea for teens to use psychoactive substances, considering what is happening to their brains. He brought the subject up on his own, without any prompting from me. I admit I was pretty happy to hear him take that position. It echoes what I  said to him a long time ago, but I think his psychology courses are reaffirming it for him. 

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Alcohol is definitely psychoactive tho.
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Originally Posted by dinahx View Post

Alcohol is definitely psychoactive tho.

 

Yes, of course it is. So I'm happy that he was straight-edge (no alcohol, no drugs) through his teen years, and so is he. That's the point - the title of the thread is about teens. Even now that he is an adult, his alcohol consumption is low. I mentioned it in the interests of being upfront. I didn't want to be misleading about whether  any substances were being consumed. 

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