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Alcoholic Brain Damage

answered 10:23 AM EST, Mon July 01, 2013
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anonymous anonymous
Is there anything I can do to reverse alcoholic brain damage? I am 11 months sober. I was hoping that my thinking problems were only temporary but after almost a year I don’t think I am going to just get substantially better. My ability to concentrate and hold and manipulate abstract thoughts in my working memory is substantially worse than it was 5 years ago. I am only 34 so I know I am to blame for my brain damage.

Anna Deeds Says...

Anna Deeds A. Deeds
MSED, NCC, LPC

Thank you for your question. I did some research to answer your question and found an article here that explains in detail how alcohol consumption can damage the brain. The research indicated that alcohol consumption can affect problem solving, abstract thinking, concept shifting, psycho-motor performance and difficult memory tasks. Most of the information I gathered seems to say that time without drinking will heal most damage to the brain from alcohol but they are not clear on how much time. Research seems to indicate that exercise can also help repair damage to the brain from alcohol. I hope this answers your question.

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