Alcohol and its Dangers
The informational poster on the Dangers of Alcohol
What is Alcohol?
- It is a legal, sedative drug which changes the way we feel
- Pure alcohol is a colorless, odorless and inflammable fluid
- Alcohol as a drug does not contain any nutrients for the body.
- Alcoholic beverages have been used in many societies for many purposes
What are the effects of alcohol on the body?
- The fact that alcohol improves the drinkers mood in the short term is an important reason why many people drink and mood change can be regulated according to the amount consumed.
- Alcoholic beverages are used for their mood-changing properties. The more you drink the more parts of your brain become numbed from the sedative drug-alcohol.
- As the alcohol moves quickly to the brain it acts like an anesthetic to the various parts. First affected is the frontal lobe with immediate effects of increased enjoyment, euphoria, happiness, and the general expression of positive moods.
- These feelings are experienced more strongly in groups than when drinking alone and very much influenced by expectations.
- The first thing to be “switched off “or “depressed” are inhibitions
- The good news is that this can make you more relaxed
- The bad news is that it can take away your judgment.
- Drinkers’ expectances of positive outcomes from drinking are associated with increasing consumption levels.