Lesson 3: Addiction And Physical Health - Slide  4

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Effects Of Alcohol Use On Physical Health

  • Excessive alcohol consumption and the resulting poor diet harm every part of the body
  • Evidence is indicates that alcohol indirectly kills brain cells by causing nutritional deficiencies that are toxic to brain cells, particularly in the cerebellum
  • The two main sites of physical damage are the liver and the nervous system

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