ARBD: Different Lives, Same Damage

People in Ayrshire who have Alcohol Related Brain Damage (ARBD) share their experiences.

The individuals explore their feelings about how Alcohol Related Brain Damage has affected their lives, particularly in terms of how memory loss has had an impact. The strategies the individuals use to manage their lives are highlighted. These include the positive impact of interaction with others who have shared similar experiences, and shows how support groups can improve quality of life for those with ARBD. With contributions from family members, carers and professionals, this film identifies different points of view.

These perspectives call to attention the issue that long-term heavy drinking can not only damage the liver, but can also cause permanent brain damage.