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Is it possible to have brain damage from one episode of binge drinking, and if so, would this be caught on a brain MRI?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Although "binge" drinking can damage your brain and your heart too it is unlikely to cause any significant problems with one episode. Keep it up for a few years and then you will see some changes!
Answered on Aug 22, 2014
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