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New Study Wins Attention of A Forever Recovery Battle Creek, MI, Comments on Alcohol's Effect on the Brain

Mar 25 2013 12:00AM



BATTLE CREEK, MI -- (Marketwire) -- 03/25/13 -- Although a majority of the public is aware that alcohol consumption can have dangerous effects on the human body, A Forever Recovery Battle Creek MI based rehabilitation facility believes many do not know about the exact impact it has on the brain. Fortunately, a new study -- highlighted in a recent Yahoo News article -- reveals new information about how moderate alcohol use can impair the brain's function. Specifically, the article explains the study, "Healthy social drinkers had their brains scanned while they were sober or intoxicated. The study... showed that alcohol consumption affects the brain by weakening connections between vision and movement-planning areas that are important for hand-eye coordination."

The article adds, "The scans revealed that alcohol consumption resulted in decreased connectivity between the supplementary motor area, a brain region involved in planning and executing controlled movements, and the primary visual and motor areas. By contrast, these parts of the brain are normally more connected when a person is sober." While the study, conducted at the Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg, Germany, focused on the brain's response among casual alcohol drinkers, A Forever Recovery Battle Creek, MI believes the new findings are important in relation to the overall impact abuse has on those suffering from alcoholism.

In a recent press statement, A Forever Recovery Battle Creek, MI comments, "From the study it is clear that even an adult who drinks alcohol on a casual basis can face incapacitating effects as a result. Given that huge difference that the participants experienced in the study, it is important to consider just how much that that impairment is amplified among those who suffer from alcohol addiction."

A Forever Recovery, Battle Creek, MI based rehabilitation facility, helps clients recover from a wide variety of addictions, including those involving alcohol abuse. This innovative program takes an open-ended approach to fully address the unique, personalized needs of each individual in treatment. The facility and its staff maintains a strong mission to help lessen instances of substance abuse and encourages the public to become more familiar with just how devastating drugs and alcohol can be. For example, the article reveals, "Alcohol abuse causes 30 fatal accidents per day in the United States alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as numerous social problems and medical disorders."

"We hope that this new study will help people recognize the dangers of alcohol -- not just on the brain, but on the body as a whole. While these findings focus on the impact alcohol has on the brain, it is important to remember that the substance can weaken virtually all parts of the body, and therefore, is an issue that any addict should address to restore his or her personal health," A Forever Recovery Battle Creek, MI concludes in its press statement.


A Forever Recovery Battle Creek MI located rehabilitation facility offers innovative treatment programs for individuals struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. As an open-ended treatment center, clients at A Forever Recovery, Battle Creek, MI, can benefit from top-notch detoxification and withdrawal facilities, a peaceful private lakeside location and a highly qualified staff. Founded on the principles taught through Moral Reconation Therapy™, A Forever Recovery establishes an environment in which clients can explore various treatment programs towards optimal recovery without having to worry about a limited timeframe.

Source: Marketwire

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