• Question: What does alcohol do to the brain?

    Asked by TamsinRL to James, Andy on 15 Mar 2017.
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      Andrew Jones answered on 15 Mar 2017:

      Too much alcohol can damage your frontal cortex, this is the area involved in decision making and planning. It is not just alcohol, drugs such as cocaine and methamphetamine have similar effects.

      If you take cocaine it massively increases your risk of stroke (which damages the brain)