This is a great video, Alcohol and Your Brain, because it talks about all the potential effect of alcohol has on the human brain. Binge drinking treatment is ideal if the individual if the person’s drinking habit has gotten out of control. There are dual diagnosis treatment program options that can help through difficult times such as these. A drastic side effect of binge drinking is something called alcohol dementia . This basically means that the individual’s cognitive function has decreased rapidly. This is a sad side effect that alcohol has on the brain because once the cognitive function lessens; the individual can never regain that function. Be sure to fully understand the effects alcohol has on your body and brain.