Long-Term Abstinence May Resolve Many of The Neurocognitive Deficits Associated with Alcoholism

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Alcoholism and Neuropsychological Deficits

  • Alcoholism can cause neuropsychological deficits.

  • A new study looks at alcoholics who have been sober for six months to 13 years.


  • Results indicate that long-term abstinent alcoholics can recover many of their neurocognitive deficits, except for spatial-processing abilities.

Alcoholism can cause neuropsychological deficits, that much is clear. There is much less clarity, however, concerning to what degree recovery may occur with abstinence from alcohol. New findings indicate that long-term abstinence from alcohol can resolve many


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