Alcohol In Our Lives Submission (2009)

In the Brainwave Trust’s submission in response to the discussion document released by the Law Commission in 2009, we drew attention to the damage alcohol can do to growing brains, both in pregnancy and during adolescence. We are the first generation of adults and policy makers to have access to this material. Even as recently as 1999 when the decision was made to lower the drinking age in New Zealand, knowledge about brain development in adolescence was not known.