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A 30-year-old male asked:

Can long term alcohol abuse cause motor function and balance problems, even after quitting?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Yes: it takes a while to recover after stopping any substance.
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Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Alcoholism: long term alcohol use can cause different neurologic effect and even dementia. some are caused by a vitamin deficiency and other by overt neural damage. Some will resolve to a degree with treatment and cessation of alcohol use and others will not.
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