Alcohol And It's Wicked Ways

How Alcohol Can Kill You In More Ways Than You Think

Types Of Alcohol and Their Effects On Your Body

There are three main types of alcoholic beverages:

  • Wine, which comes from fermented fruits.
  • Beer, which comes from fermented grains
  • Spirits and Liquors

Alcohol Consumption Can Kill You

Alcohol Poisoning

"Witnesses said that he drank 24 shots of liquor in less than two hours. He died of acute alcohol intoxication — also known as alcohol poisoning." A student from Michigan State University died of alcohol on his 21st birthday, according to hazelden.com, and they also state that "the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), reports that hundreds die each year from acute alcohol intoxication."

Drunkenness (also known as drunkenness or inebriation)

Euphoria (BAC = 0.03% to 0.12%)
  • Overall improvement in mood and possible euphoria

Lethargy (BAC = 0.09% to 0.25%)
  • Sedation
  • Impaired memory and comprehension
  • Delayed reactions
  • Ataxia(
  • Senses may be impaired

Confusion (BAC = 0.18% to 0.30%)
  • Increased ataxia

Stupor (BAC = 0.25% to 0.40%)
  • Severe ataxia
  • Lapses in and out of consciousness
  • Unconsciousness
  • Vomiting (death may occur due to inhalation of vomit while unconscious)
  • Respiratory depression (potentially life-threatening)
  • Decreased heart rate (usually results in coldness and/or numbness of the limbs)

Coma (BAC = 0.35% to 0.50%)
  • Unconsciousness
  • Most deaths from alcohol poisoning are caused by dosage levels in this range

Drunk Driving

Driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI), drunken driving, drunk driving, operating under the influence, drinking and driving, or impaired driving is the crime of driving a motor vehicles with blood levels of alcohol in excess of a legal limit.

Among drivers with BAC Levels of 0.08 in fatal crashes:
  • 34% are 21-24 years old
  • 30% are 25-34 years old
  • 25% are 35-44 years old

Cancer

Alcohol also increases the risk of cancers of the mouth, esophagus, pharynx and larynx, colorectal cancer, liver cancer, stomach and ovaries. Basically, you can easily get sick from consuming too much alcohol, in more ways than you think.