The debate continues over the health effects of drinking, and according to a new study, a drink or two a day can help your brain. Low doses of alcohol have been shown to reduce brain inflammation and help cleanse themselves of toxins. I thought that was coffee was for. Bot don’t overdo it. Too much booze can cause inflammation of the brain and increase toxins which can promote diseases like Alzheimer’s. Bottom line: low doses of alcohol improve the brain’s ability to remove waste.