Brain Has Remarkable Power to Recover from Alcohol Ravages Excessive alcohol use can literally shrink the brain, impairing memory, learning, and organizational skills. But the brain also can recover most if not all of its capabilities when drinking stops, researchers say. The Los Angeles Times reported Jan. 22, that studies and thinking tests were used …∞
Women’s bodies react differently to alcohol than men’s bodies and this can be explained by biological differences: Women have approximately 10% more fatty tissue and less body water than men. This means that women attain a higher blood alcohol concentration (BAC) than men for the same volume of alcohol consumed. Women have lower levels of …∞
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The Role of Thiamine Deficiency in Alcoholic Brain Disease A deficiency in the essential nutrient thiamine resulting from chronic alcohol consumption is one factor underlying alcohol-induced brain damage. Thiamine is a helper molecule (i.e., a cofactor) required by three enzymes involved in two pathways of carbohydrate metabolism. Because intermediate products of these pathways are needed …∞
Image via Wikipedia Imaging and Alcoholism: A Window on the Brain The processes that initiate and maintain alcoholism are regulated by interactions among nerve cells (i.e., neurons) in the brain. These mechanisms interact with emotional, thinking, and social factors to determine an individual’s response to alcohol consumption. Imaging techniques allow scientists to study the link …∞
Acquired brain injury refers to any brain damage that happens after birth. Alcohol is one of the many causes of acquired brain injury. The injury inflicted by alcohol abuse is referred to as alcohol related brain injury (ARBI). More than 2,500 Australians are treated for ARBI every year. Just how much damage is done depends …∞
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Thinking Impairment and Recovery From Alcoholism Brain damage is a common and potentially severe consequence of long-term, heavy alcohol consumption. Even mild-to-moderate drinking can adversely affect thinking functioning (i.e., mental activities that involve acquiring, storing, retrieving, and using information). Persistent thinking impairment can contribute to poor job performance in adult alcoholics, and can interfere with …∞