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Slurred Speech & Drinking

A Messy Mouthful Have you ever noticed that after a few drinks a person’s speaking may get a little … slushy? Consonants start bleeding into vowels, and the next thing you know they’re telling you, “Shumtimes when I have drinksh I jusht can’t feel my fashe.” Slurred speech, medically diagnosed as dysarthria, occurs when it

Alcohol’s Effects on the Brain

This is Your Brain on Booze Say no to the Pinot! Save your brain cells! You’ve heard the hype. Drinking kills brain cells. Can’t remember how to calculate the circumference of a soda can? Blame it on that “one more glass” of chardonnay you had with dinner last night. And, thanks to that wild night