Alcohol

Slang

booze, hooch,moonshine,toddy,red-eye,tripple
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how is it used

Alcohol comes in varying types that can be used various areas of our lives; the most common one being in drinks. But did you know that alcohol also has other uses? For instance, alcohol can be used in camp stoves. When alcohol is used with utmost care, you might find it to be a worthy addition to your backpacking or camping trip and other daily chores.

legal/Illegal

under aged drinking

short terms effect

  • Slowed reaction times
  • Reduced inhibition and increased impulsivity
  • Poor memory
  • Difficulty thinking and concentrating
  • ‘Blackouts’, where you don’t remember what happened
  • Slurred speech
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty walking and balancing
  • Mood swings and extreme emotions
  • Slowed heart rate and breathing

long terms effect

  • Problems with coordination and muscle movement
  • Depressed nerve centers in hypothalamus that control sexual arousal and performance
  • Affected heart rate, temperature, and breathing; can lead to unconsciousness and death
  • Brain shrinkage