Anyone who has indulged in a night of heavy drinking knows how alcohol can sabotage memory. But heavy drinking impairs much more than these historical memories.
Binge or "heavy episodic" drinking is prevalent during adolescence, raising concerns about alcohol's effects on crucial neuromaturational processes during this developmental period. Heavy alcohol use has been associated with decreme... Read Post
After many years of heavy drinking, alcohol produces pathological alterations in the brain. In many alcoholics these changes culminate in massive social deterioration and disorders of memory and learning. Severe cognitive impairment... Read Post