I know this sounds silly coming from someone as young as me, but I am 21 and last year I decided to get help for my alcoholism.
I was drunk for weeks at a time and mostly by myself. Before I started drinking regularly, when I was 17 I was fascinated by my own mind, I could work out problems and multitask without ever writing anything down. I took an actual IQ test to get a scholarship and scored in the 1 percentile.
I was thinking the alcohol somehow made me dumber and had my sister who is a psychologist give me another actual IQ test recently and again I scored very high (I feel really silly writing this because I really dont like people to think Im showing off but I feel its relevant) but Im convinced my mind isnt what it once was. Im still able to work out complex problems but the multitasking function is weak, I find it difficult to follow a problem in my mind and concentrate without writing anything down.
My doctor said my body would recover from the alcohol in 6 months and Ive been taking B complex which she also said would help but Im not seeing any improvement and I am starting to worry. In no way do I feel less intelligent but since I am doing a very difficult course at university I am able to spot these differences in my mind.
I apologize for any spelling mistakes english isnt my first language. Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.