Alcohol is a sedative drug that acts as a depressant on your central nervous system. This may be confusing because you initially get a stimulating "high" feeling from its early use. This is caused by alcohol depressing the core part of your brain, which lessens your inhibitions. When alcohol reaches the brain, it slows down its functions. Based on how much you drink and how often, alcohol causes both temporary and permanent brain injury. Areas affected include memory, problem-solving, judgement, behavior, insight, understanding of pain and pleasure, coordination and regulation of all body systems. Alcohol is an irritant that causes many health risks to various parts of the body. The heart, liver, kidneys, lungs, and pancreas are all negatively impacted by the excessive use of alcohol. Once alcohol enters the bloodstream, it enters all of the body's organs within minutes. This is due to the small molecular structure of alcohol which allows it to pass easily through cell membranes. Regular use of alcohol can lead to increased tolerance, psychological dependence and physical dependence.

 

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