Here's how one school handled students who were dangerously drunk at a high-school football game. CDM High School made an unpopular decision to impose a natural consequence-- parents take note. Binge drinking is a concern at any age, but aside from the obvious physical risks (increased injuries and death, sexual and physical assault, and long-term health issues), teens have additional vulnerabilities due to their still-developing brains. Alcohol can adversely affect learning and memory, and teenage drinkers are more likely to develop alcohol dependence later in life. Seems like a discussion worth having with our kids.