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60 Days Sober Brain

The Brain in Early Sobriety Difficulty walking, blurred vision, slurred speech, slowed reaction times, impaired memory: Clearly, alcohol affects the brain. Some of these impairments are detectable after only one or two drinks and quickly resolve when drinking stops. [1] On the other hand, a person who drinks heavily over a long period may have brain deficiencies that persist well after they achieve sobriety. Exactly how alcohol affects the brain, and the probability of reversing the consequence of heavy drinking on the brain remain hot topics in alcoholism treatment research today. What are the benefits of having 60 days of a sober brain?  Effects of Being Sober Risk factors for alcoholism overlap with the risk for alcoholic brain damage. But, alcoholics are not all alike. They encounter different degrees of impairment, and the illness has different origins for other people. Hence, researchers have not found definitive evidence that any one variable is solely responsible for the brain deficits discovered in alcoholics. The good news is that most alcoholics with cognitive impairment show at least some improvement in the brain structure and functioning after having 60 days sober brain, within a year of abstinence, though some people take much longer. Clinicians must consider…