Alcohol and the brain

In this module, we will examine how alcohol affects the brain at a structural level. 


We will also look at:


  • which brain areas are involved in mediating the effects of alcohol


  • the processes involved in dependency


  • the neuropharmacology involved in mediating the key effects of alcohol


  • neuroadaptations with chronic use and withdrawal


  • the underlying psychopharmacology of pharmacotherapeutic strategies


  • how neuroimaging has been used to characterise the neurobiology of alcoholism. 


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If you like this module, you may also be interested in:


Alcohol-related brain damage by Professor Kenneth Wilson, Dr Joy Bell and Dr Vanessa Craig


Substance use disorders in older people by Dr Rahul Rao and Professor Ilana Crome


Dual diagnosis: the diagnosis and treatment of depression with co-existing substance misuse by Professor Ilana Crome and Dr Roger Bloor


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