What Are the Effects of Alcohol?

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Created On: Monday, 21, October 2019
Modified On: Sunday, 08, December 2019

The effects of alcohol will tend to vary from person to person, but there are common things that will impact how alcohol affects someone. For example, how much alcohol is used and how quickly someone drinks it, will determine how fast the effects are felt. Whether a person has mixed alcohol with other drugs, or how regularly they may drink, and what their mood is when they are drinking, will also determine the effects. Often when someone is drinking out of anger, they will typically become angrier, and poor judgment will ensue.

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A person's age, sex, and body weight along with their current health will determine the effects of alcohol. Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant and will slow down the actions of the central nervous system. The effects of alcohol will feel warm and fuzzy; a person will feel more confident, dizzy, extra friendly, energetic, sleepy, violent or aggressive, and will become easily confused. Alcohol changes people, and therefore, beer, wine, and spirits will cause addictions. Alcohol will numb physical and emotional feelings, causing a person to feel like they need more, eventually leading to dependency and addiction.