What Alcohol Consumption Does to Your Brain


Do you know what alcohol actually does to your brain?

Even though we are constantly hearing about how marijuana is harmful to our body and how people caught with a few grams of cannabis experience lengthy prison terms, the government obviously forgets that alcohol is another drug that should not be allowed as well!

In fact, alcohol is more harmful to our body than marijuana. Every week, someone dies due to alcohol poisoning, while it is impossible to overdose on marijuana. Alcohol is closely related to brain problems and this is confirmed by a 2017 study.

The study followed 550 men and women for 30 years, measuring their brain function and structure in order to determine the effect of alcohol on the brain.

It was found out that the more alcohol you drink the more atrophy you will experience in your brain’s hippocampus, a seahorse-shaped structure in the brain, responsible for storing memories.

People who drank 17 standard drinks or more of alcohol per week had the highest risk. However, even people who drank moderately were more likely to experience cognitive changes.

Not only alcohol has a negative effect on the body, but it is the worst thing that can significantly damage your mental health as well.


Alcohol consumption is closely related to depression. People drink as a way of escaping, which eventually leads them into a downward spiral.

People claim that once they stopped drinking alcohol, they experienced numerous benefits. They feel clear headed-something they didn’t feel in a long time!

Even the moderate consumption of alcohol has a negative effect on the hippocampus. It causes slurred speech, memory problems, and even blackouts.

As you can see, alcohol consumption can cause serious problems to your brain. The long-term alcohol consumption can even lead to more serious complications, and yet people are not aware of its detrimental effect! Make a change!

This article (What Alcohol Consumption Does to Your Brain) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Alex Pietrowski and It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.



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