Alcohol Treatment Center Sandpoint ID

While too much alcohol can muddle your brain, moderate daily tippling can help keep you thinking clear over the long term, according to two new studies.

Alliance Family Services Inc
(208) 263-0301
608 South Division Street
Sandpoint, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men

Alliance Family Services North Inc
(208) 265-5049
608 South Division Street
Sandpoint, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

Alliance Family Services Inc/North
618 South Division Avenue
Sandpoint, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

Chem Depend Servs Inpt/Outpatient
(208) 666-3890
2003 Kootenai Health Way
Coeur d Alene, ID
 
Mental Wellness Centers
551 Highland Drive
Arco, ID
 
Tamarack Treatment and Counseling Ctr
(208) 263-5551
413 Church Street, Unit C
Sandpoint, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Criminal justice clients

Lynn Bridges
(208) 263-6121
Sandpoint, ID
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Saint Alphonsus
(208) 367-3553
6138 Emerald Street
Boise, ID
 
Walker Center
(208) 734-4200
762 Falls Avenue
Twin Falls, ID
 
Recovery Program in Idaho Falls
(208) 522-6012
163 E Elva St
Idaho Falls, ID
 

Alcohol's Affect on Brain Health

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While too much alcohol can muddle your brain, moderate daily tippling can help keep you thinking clear over the long term, according to two new studies.

The first—the largest to date—looked at more than 11,000 women ages 70 to 81 and found that those who regularly sipped up to one drink a day were more mentally agile than abstainers. Specifically, they were about 20 percent less likely to score poorly on a cognitive test and 15 percent less likely to see their score drop substantially over a two-year stretch.

A second, smaller study came up with even more impressive findings. Researchers at Wake Forest University followed nearly 4,500 women ages 65 to 79 for an average of four years and concluded that those downing one to three drinks per day were 60 percent less likely to suffer a big hit in cognitive function than teetotalers.

How, exactly, might alcohol help the brain? In several ways, says Mark Espeland, the Wake Forest study’s lead researcher and a professor of biostatistics and epidemiology. “It may work by improving blood flow, increasing levels of ‘good’ HDL cholesterol, or reducing the plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease.”

Whatever the mechanism, it’s good news for those who enjoy a glass with dinner—perhaps even a reason to start.

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