Top
20
Doctor insights on: Does Alcohol Affect The Brain Centers Equally

Share
1

1
How does alcohol affect the brain? What about valium?

How does alcohol affect the brain? What about valium?

Many ways: Classic is cerbellar atrophy affecting coordination and balance. Also, may see general atrophy with multiple cognitive issues. Wernicke-korsakoff can cause short-term memory loss, and behavioural changes. Epilepsy can also develop. The valium issues are rather milder, but habituation, sedation, seizures upon stopping may be seen. ...Read more

2

2
Could alcohol mess up my brain?

Could alcohol mess up my brain?

Yes: Excessive use of alcohol can certainly harm your brain. ...Read more

3

3
Could alcohol damage your brain permanently?

Could alcohol damage your brain permanently?

Yes: Alcohol can cause permanent problems with hallucinations. It can lead to alcoholic dementia. It can also lead to a condition called wernicke-korsakoff encephalopathy. Yes, alcohol can cause permanent brain damage. ...Read more

4

4
How does alcohol chemically affect the brain?

How does alcohol chemically affect the brain?

Alcohol & Brain: Alcohol enhances GABA & suppresses NMDA, leading to CNS depression, then leading to rebound during withdrawal, which causes Neurotransmitters to be more excitable, hence Neurotoxicity develops. ...Read more

7

7
Do you know if alcohol damage to the teenage brain ever reversible?

Do you know if alcohol damage to the teenage brain ever reversible?

Depends on extent: Studies show that teenage consumption of alcohol and drugs on the developing brain can permanently alter its development. If it was a small amount, it will likely be OK. It is a good idea to have open discussions with teens about the dangers of drugs and alcohol - and to create a policy where you will pick them up if they are even in a situation where drugs and alcohol are present. ...Read more

8

8
Can you tell me how to reverse weed and alcohol damage to my brain?

Can you tell me how to reverse weed and alcohol damage to my brain?

You need to stop: Use. Consider working with an addiction medicine specialist if you are having difficulty stopping. Have you had a neurological workup to determine what damage has been done. Evaluation is done before a treatment plan is established. Take care. ...Read more

9

9
For what length of time are the effects of weed and alcohol on the brain?

Cannabis & etoh: Marijuana's effects usually last from one to three 3 hours. The issues with alcohol depends on how much you drank & how quickly - because the effect drops and your blood levels drop. ...Read more

10

10
What part of the brain reacts to alcohol? I no longer feel the effects of alcohol. What could be wrong?

Tolerance: Alcohol permeates the entire brain. It is not a good idea to be drinking alcohol on top of clonazepam. Your brain has developed tolerance to alcohol which means you are getting close to alcohol addiction if not already there. I would recommend that you consult with your physician to get off the alcohol safely. ...Read more

13

13
How does alcohol affect my brain?

Depends on you: If you are indeed an alcoholic, and have an associated nutritional deficiency, you could acquire wernicke-korsakoff syndrome with incoordination, gait imbalance, visual problems, confusion, and memory loss. Not unique if alcohol abuse to eventually develop brain atrophy and dementia. However, all is secondary to abuse, as moderation does not result in the above. ...Read more

15

15
Which negative effects does alcohol have on the brain?

Which negative effects does alcohol have on the brain?

Acute and chronic: Acute: impair psychomotor abilities
chronic: may damage or kill brain cells. ...Read more

17

17
Can alcohol alter your brain chemistry?

Can alcohol alter your brain chemistry?

Yes: With acute intoxication the brain chemistry is altered, alcohol withdrawal, brain chemistry is altered and if dependence to alcohol develops, brain chemistry is altered. Any drug including alcohol has a direct effect on the brain, its neurotransmitters, it may cause some neurotrasmitter levels to go up and some to go down. The brain "tries" to adapt to what you do to it, but their are consequences. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
What is the effect of alcohol on the brain & a turmor?

Depends: Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant. Its effects should be separate from that of a tumor. However as the effects of alcohol wear off you may be more prone to seizure. ...Read more

20

20
Does alcohol really increase neurosteroids in the brain? Has it been proven?

No: Fetal ethanol exposure has been shown to decrease both cellular and behavioral responsiveness to neurosteroids, . ...Read more