Sidebar using high tech tools to assess alcoholic brain damage researchers studying the effects of alcohol use on the brain are aided by advanced technology such as magnetic resonance imaging mri diffusion tensor imaging dti positron emission tomography pet and electrophysiological brain mapping. The human brain how alcoholism works by stephanie watson alcohol and the brain prev next most of us have witnessed the outward signs of heavy drinking the stumbling walk slurred words and memory lapses people who have been drinking have trouble with their balance judgment and coordination alcohol affects brain chemistry by . Drinking too much on a single occasion or over time can take a serious toll on your health heres how alcohol can affect your body brain alcohol interferes with the brains communication pathways and can affect the way the brain looks and works these disruptions can change mood and behavior and make it harder to think clearly and move with coordination. This program focuses on the effects of alcohol on the still developing adolescent and young adult brain students learn that the moldable nature of the young brain makes learning and acquiring new skills easier but also poses greater risks of addiction and dependence. The effects of alcohol on your body chronic and severe alcohol abuse can also cause permanent brain damage this can lead to wernicke korsakoff syndrome a brain disorder that affects memory
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