The Effects Of Booze

Alcohol has a much greater effect on a young person’s body than an adult and drinking too much in one session can be dangerous as your body finds it difficult to process a lot of alcohol at once.

Alcohol acts as a ‘disinhibitor’ which means that you feel more confident and do things you would not do if you were sober.

This might be saying things you later regret, getting into trouble, committing a crime, fighting or putting yourself at more risk of having an accident.

 

Booze and your health

Drinking too much alcohol can have a serious effect on your health.

Alcohol has almost as many calories as pure fat and dehydrates the body. Drinking can therefore cause weight gain and can make the skin look pale and grey.

Alcohol can be poisonous, if you drink too much in a short space of time.

If blood alcohol levels get too high it can cause your brain to stop controlling your vital functions, and in the worst cases can mean that you stop breathing, fall into a coma or choke on your own vomit.

Regularly drinking alcohol can also increase your chances of liver damage. There have been significantly more people in their twenties being diagnosed with liver damage because of extensive drinking in their teens.

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