Alcohol

By: Khumora

Description of drug

Alcohol is produced by the fermentation of yeast, sugars, and starches. It is a central nervous system depressant that is rapidly absorbed from the stomach and small intestine into the bloodstream.

Alcohol affects Neurotransmitter

  1. After crossing the blood-brain barrier, alcohol affects several neurotransmitter systems–those for GABA, glutamate, serotonin,dopamine, and the endogenous opiates–the body's naturally occurring painkillers, also called endorphins.