• The same goes if you’re combining a few weeknights of light drinking with weekends of hard partying. Your body and brain are going to become accustomed to that evening ritual, and you may be irritable if you don’t have your hooch. But Koob points out the same would be true if you normally eat dinner […]

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  • Almost 30 percent of Americans will experience alcohol use disorder at some point in their lifetimes. Beyond this, by definition, consuming enough alcohol to cause a “brownout,” “blackout,” hangover, or other overt brain symptomatology is evidence that the alcohol you’ve consumed is creating problems in your brain. Alcohol use disorder (or alcoholism) is also a […]

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