Alcohol

"If you must drink and drive, drink Pepsi!" ~ Author Unknown

Some Slang You May Know:

  • Silly Juice
  • A Cold One
  • Giggle Water or Juice
  • Irish Handcuffs
  • Hard Alcohol
  • Alcamahol
  • Adult Beverage
  • Hard Stuff
  • Time Travel Juice
  • Suds
  • Road Soda
  • And MORE!

What is Alcohol?

This type of drug is considered a depressant because it slows down the central nervous system. The definition of a depressant is causing a lowering in vital activities or causing a drop in value. As a result, alcohol gets into your blood stream making your CNS sluggish and lethargic.
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How is it Taken in to the Body

Alcohol is taken in the form of a beverage, such as beer or wine. First you ingest the alcohol, it goes into your stomach, and the stomach leads it into the small intestine. In the small intestine, where 95% of digestion is done, the alcohol seeps through the wall of the intestine where it enters the blood stream. Eventually all blood goes through heart and the alcohol travels with it. The heart sends the blood with the alcohol all over the body including the brain where it slows down several bodily functions such as the CNS.

Some Other Things About Alcohol

"I'm very serious about no alcohol, no drugs. Life is to beautiful." ~ Jim Carrey

Alcohol Dependence

Alcohol is one of the drugs that has both a physical and mental addiction. (Really physical and mental addiction work hand and hand with one another.) You will mentally convince yourself that you need to drink to feel better about yourself and/or normal again. And you will convince yourself that you physically need it to avoid the pain and suffering of the symptoms and side effects that will come if you try to stop drinking so much alcohol.

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