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Alcohol, Substance Misuse Causes Brain Changes, Reducing ‘Cognitive Flexibility’

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 A recent study explored how alcohol and cocaine misuse impacts brain health. Image for illustration purposes
A recent study explored how alcohol and cocaine misuse impacts brain health. Image for illustration purposes

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  • Cognitive flexibility” involves adapting to changes in circumstances to achieve favorable outcomes. 
  • Certain substances influence cognitive flexibility, and researchers are still working to understand the interactions and changes that occur.
  • A​ recent study explored the link between reduced cognitive flexibility and the use of alcohol and cocaine.
  • The data offered vital insight into the underlying neural pathways involved in these brain changes. 

The relationship between the brain and certain addictive substances is still not fully understood. Researchers are still seeking to understand the complexity and the unique neural pathways affected.

Follow the link below to read the full story on Medical News Today:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/how-alcohol-cocaine-impacts-brain-health

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