How Alcohol Works

By: Jasean Carter

Effects of Alcohol on the Nervous System

The CNS (central nervous system) include the Brain, and the Spinal Cord which are the most important body parts. Also the peripheral nervous system include neurons which help you think, these neurons are moving back and forth 200 mph helping this is amazing when the system is moving smoothly. If this system is moving slow because its filled with alcohol your reactions will be effected. That will effect your reactions on how fast you'll move. For instance if your falling your reaction will be slowed down because your intoxicated so you probably you cant catch yourself in time, and you'll hurt yourself pretty bad.

Effects on the Liver

Drinking large portions of alcohol can cause a major liver disease. When drinking alcohol you have to be cautious so you wont get alcohol poisoning. Also the biggest fact about alcohol is the body can only process 1 drink every hour. So really you don't have to stop drinking alcohol just drink responsibly.
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Effects on the brain

Most of the time the liver cant break down the alcohol completely so that alcohol goes to the rest of the body including the heart, and the brain. The Brain is really import so when that unbroken alcohol gets to the brain it can effect your movement, slurred speech, and memory lapses.
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Deaths From Alcohol

In 2013 10,076 people died while they were under the influence

in in 2015 68,858 people died

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Sources

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