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To measure cognitive functioning in detoxified alcoholics, researchers studied 101 detoxified, drug free alcoholics between 18 and 35 years. All the subjects had consumed excessive amounts of alcohol (average 114g four to five times per week) for an average of 6 years.
At an average of 39 days after achieving abstinence, the subjects completed an extensive battery of neuropsychological tests assessing language skins, attention, motor skills, intelligence, memory, and cognitive functioning.
Only four individuals demonstrated mild cognitive dysfunction. Current psychiatric condition, anxiety, depressive states, and liver dysfunction were not related to cognition. e …