Your Brain on Alcohol
August 19, 2016•9 min
What happens to the brain of a binge drinker?How does the addictive brain of a binge drinker work? How can you reduce the desire for a second round of drinks? Alcohol makes you feel happy and impinges your brain mentally and physically. It’s the only addictive substance people can buy legally. Why are we more addicted to alcohol than something else? The brain controls your alcohol drinking behavior. It consists of 10 billion neurons that connect with each other. Alcohol can affect a lot of neurons because it is absorbed very quickly. Genetics can affect how your body metabolizes alcohol. Some people can build up alcohol tolerance, which is harmful to the body.Listen in as Dr. Jun Wang joins Dr. Susanne Bennett to discuss what alcohol consumption does to the brain.