How alcohol affects the brainGABA neurotransmitters are a very important part of daily life. If you don’t have enough GABA neurotransmitters, it can lead to many problems, problems such as severe anxiety and panic attacks. Many individuals with an imbalance in their GABA neurotransmitters turn to alcohol to escape the symptoms of having insufficient amounts of GABA neurotransmitters.

Alcohol raises the brain’s level of GABA neurotransmitters, making the individual feel calm and collected. But this effect soon wears off, subsequently causing GABA neurotransmitter levels to plummet often even lower than innate levels, thus the reason alcoholism is so common among people who have low amounts GABA neurotransmitters in their brain. They become addicted to the feeling of having normal GABA levels.

Learn more about the science behind alcoholism and drug addiction and cutting edge methods in treatment in Dr. Von Stieff‘s book, Brain in Balance.