Alchol and the body
The consequences of drinking
Alcohol enters the bloodstream in minutes.
Alchol affects every single cell of the body.
Factors that affect BAC
The speed at which the alcohol is consumed also affects the BAC drinking at a faster rate affects it greatly, it is dangerous and can be fatal. When alcohol is consumed at a very faster rate it is very dificult for the liver to break it down.
People that have a high body weight have a higher volume of blood the People with less body weight. The same amount of alcohol is more dangerous for People with less body weight.
Body fat absorbs less alcohol than lean body tissue. If a person has a higher percentage of body fat, the will hve a higher BAC after ond drinks than a person with lower percentage of body fat.
BAC raises faster in a female than in a male. This is because femal usually have a higher percentage of body fat. There are certain hormones which make femal more sensative to the affects of alcohol than men. Male also have more of a certain stomach enzyme which break down alcohol before it enters the bloodstream.
Feelings like stress, anger and fear can affects BAC as well it speeds up the time it takes alcohol to enters the blood stream.
Alcohol also passes easily into the bloodstream When the stomach is empty the When it is full.
If There are certain drugs in the bloodstream it increases the effects on alcohol. Tranquilizers and painkillers increases depressant effects of alcohol.
Elder people are very sensative to the effects of alcohol than younger people. This is because the bodies of younger People have a higher volume of blood than older people.
Noncarbonated drinks takes longer to passes into the blood stream than high carbonated drinks.
Drinking can be a hazing activity.
Drinking games are very hazardous and life threatening
BAC levels and consequences
The person is relaxed but socialness might have increased, might be more talkative. Decision making might come easier and less intelligent.
Impaired brain areas that are for reasoning and judgement. Feeling warm and confident. Muscular discordination, people might do things they do not usually do or say.
Reasoning, judgment, self-control, Muscular cordination are all impared. Reasonable Decision can no longer be made. May claim not to be affected by alcohol. Considered seriously drunk in some states, speach is slurred and walking is staggered.
Confused and disoriented. Loss of balance. Become nausiated and vomit.
Emotions are very unpredictable and change very rapidly. May pass out .
Little or no control over their body and minds. Most people can not stay awake to reach this BAC.
Likely to be unconsious. Breathing and heartbeat are very slow. Death is possible.
People may enter a deep coma and DIE.