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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Gentle Reminder about Alcohol Consumption

We are only just beginning to uncover the immense intricacies of the brain with its nearly 100 billion cells. Today I would like to caution that we have no idea as to the long-term implications of alcohol consumption and its effect on brain structure and functioning. To assume (as is often the case) that a buzz is the only consequence of drinking is based upon complete ignorance and fraught with risk and perhaps tragedy for the individual and society. Now we have no excuse if we focus entirely upon the short-term and ignore the probability of long-term impairment to this vastly complicated matrix of structures and processes yielding a possible consequential impact upon emotion, conceptualization, and finally upon perception itself--however pronounced, subtle, or insidious.

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