Smoking interferes with recovery from alcohol-related brain damage

Smoking interferes with recovery from alcohol-related brain damage

Alcohol-use disorders (AUDs) can damage the brain, particularly the frontal and parietal cortices, although this damage is at least partially reversible with sustained abstinence from alcohol. Chronic smoking is extremely common among individuals with AUDs. A new study has used longitudinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of brain blood flow to show that smoking makes it harder for brain blood flow to recover from long-term heavy drinking.

Author: Bill

Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

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