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Can binge drinking have long-term effects on my brain?

Yes, studies of MRI scans of the brains of people who drank heavily showed damaged nerve tissue compared to those who did not. Binge drinking is very dangerous for teens. A young person's brain is still developing well into the twenties and can be harmed by excessive drinking. Studies have shown that alcohol can cause long-term damage to the brain and impair memory, coordination, and movement.

Dr. Robin Miller, MD
Internal Medicine

Binge drinking and excessive drinking are not good for any part of the body, but is the damage permanent? In this video, Dr. Robin Miller explains what happens to your brain when you consume large amounts of alcohol.


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