Archive by category Alcohol Addiction

What Makes A Finger-Tapping Test A Key Indicator of Intoxication?

What Makes A Finger-Tapping Test A Key Indicator of Intoxication?

Legally speaking, drunkenness is defined as a level of alcohol intoxication that boosts the body’s blood-alcohol level to 0.08 percent or higher. However, the impairing effects of drinking begin long before a person’s blood alcohol reaches this level, and awareness of impending drunkenness could potentially reduce further participation in drinking and help prevent serious alcohol-related […]

How Does Heavy Drinking Affect The Brains Of Untreated Adults?

How Does Heavy Drinking Affect The Brains Of Untreated Adults?

Research has shown that people undergoing treatment for alcohol dependence (i.e., alcoholism) show clear signs of damage in critical brain ability called executive function. However, there is relatively little information available on similar brain changes that take place in heavy-drinking adults who have not received treatment for their alcohol-related issues. The authors of a study […]