Alcohol's Damaging Effects on the Brain: Alcohol Alert #63

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About the Course:

This alcohol alert reviews some common disorders associated with alcohol-related brain damage and the people at greatest risk for impairment. It looks at traditional as well as emerging therapies for the treatment and prevention of alcohol-related disorders and includes a brief look at the high-tech tools that are helping scientists to better understand the effects of alcohol on the brain.

Publication Date:

October 2004


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about alcohol’s damaging effects on the brain. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Distinguish between blackouts and memory lapses.

  2. Explain why women are more vulnerable to alcohol’s effects on the brain than men.

  3. Describe the Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome.

Course Article

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Course Number: 101037
Total Credit Hours: 1cr
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
Format: Online Article
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