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The liver plays an important role in the body by breaking down alcohol and getting rid of toxins. Over time, it can become clogged with toxins and an excess of fat, which may lead to cirrhosis, fibrosis, hepatitis, or Steatosis (an early indication of liver disease) and over 200 other disease and injury conditions. Liver disease in Irish men 15-34 is rapidly increasing, where they used to have the lowest rates. By quitting drinking for just five weeks, you will cut down your liver fat by 15%!
Drinking alcohol also inhibits communication between neurotransmitters and neurons, which major functions of the body such as speech, thought, respiration and motion depend on. Alcohol can seriously damage brain tissue, the cerebellum, the cerebral cortex, and the limbic system, which affects mood, sleep, and leads to depression, decreased brain cells, and a dependence on alcohol.