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Drinking high levels of alcohol on a long-term basis can have harmful effects on the brain.

Alcohol, Dementia & Brain Damage

How alcohol impacts the brain Drinking high levels of alcohol on a long-term basis can have harmful effects on the brain. People who drink heavily are more likely to develop alcohol-related brain damage such as alcoholic dementia. Research studies vary but some have found estimate that 35% of heavy drinkers have alcohol-related brain damage.1 How does alcohol affect the brain? There are several ways in which alcohol abuse can affect the brain: 1. Regular heavy alcohol intake causes thiamine deficiency Thiamine plays a crucial role in keeping our brain cells working normally.  Thiamine deficiency can lead to serious brain disorders.2…