Alcohol and the Brain

A topic of growing concern among alcohol researchers is the brainís response to alcohol. By observation alone researchers have long had a good idea of how alcohol changes behavior, but influences the three most prevalent questions in the field are:

  1. While alcohol is in the body what does it do to the brain?
  2. What, if any, are the long-term effects of alcohol on brain functioning after it has left the body?
  3. Are there differences between ages in the way alcohol influences brain functioning?