The object of this study is alcohol and the effect it has on the human body. Alcoholism is the result of a relationship between genetic factors and environmental elements. It may cause brain damage and disorders related to psychological health. Alcohol abuse also has a negative impact on everyday life and is reflected in the high healthcare costs for society.
The article utilizes an integrative approach that uses various neurobiological technologies to identify the interconnectedness of functional systems affected by excessive alcohol consumption. This approach is also used to determine the extent to which abstinence and appropriate treatment contribute to atrophy and dysfunction of the body’s systems. The article considers age, gender, health status, and family history as factors affecting the degree of alcohol dependence (Oscar-Bermanm and Marinković 240). Thus, conducting a neurobehavioral investigation shows that aging contributes to the rapid development of alcoholism. Moreover, the study of the attribution of gender to this problem is still considered controversial.
However, health, physical and psychological, and family history are presented as essential factors for the propensity to alcohol. The authors prove that the damage to the nervous system and the accompanying neurobehavioral deficit are the consequences of excessive alcohol consumption. The article explicitly describes the consequences of this addiction on the human brain and its functioning. It is emphasized that there are many ways to treat alcohol addiction; however, everything can be complicated by the fact that, in addition to alcoholism itself, this problem causes many other diseases. Alcoholism is associated with various changes to the brain and behavior (Oscar-Bermanm and Marinković 245). For this reason, treatment specialists point out that it is necessary to use a combination of neuropsychological control and its results to avoid the recurrence of addiction and to build effective treatment for each patient.
Long-term use of alcoholic beverages inevitably leads to the development of chronic alcoholism. In order to study alcoholism thoroughly, many factors need to be taken into account, as it affects different groups of people in various ways. The study recommends an integrating approach to determine how this addiction affects the human body and which treatment will be more effective.
Oscar-Berman, Marlene, and Ksenija Marinković. “Alcohol: Effects on Neurobehavioral Functions and the Brain.” Neuropsychology Review, vol. 17, no. 3, 2007, pp. 239-257. doi.org/10.1007/s11065-007-9038-6