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What are the signs of ARBD?
We get a lot of questions about alcohol-related brain damage. People often voice their concerns about whether they or a loved one have it, how they can get diagnosed and what we can do to help. In today’s blog, we will be taking it one step at a time to answer each question.
Excessive drinking over the years (by this we mean drinking over 50 units per week for a man and 35 units for a woman) can lead to the cells in the brain being affected, causing a variety of symptoms. These generally present in the following ways (but remember, each person can be different):
- Slurring of speech
- Poor impulse control
- Memory problems
- Difficulties in decision making
Can we diagnose ARBD at Notaro?
The simple answer to this question is no, we can’t provide a diagnosis. Our expertise comes into play after you’ve been diagnosed. We help provide support and tailored care to help those who have been diagnosed regain their independence.
If you are concerned about yourself or someone you love and think you might have symptoms of ARBD, here are some helpful resources and further advice on how to identify symptoms and get diagnosed:
- Information on diagnosis and treatment
- Information and links about different addiction support services
- Getting help for drug/alcohol addictions
- A guide to the legal arrangements in place for someone with ARBD
If you are worried about yourself or someone else, always consult your doctor as they will be able to help guide you and advise on the best course of action.