Alcohol

Akshay.patel

What is alcohol ?...

In chemistry an alcohol is any organic compound in which the hydroxyl functional group (-O H) is bound to a saturated carbon atom. The term alcohol originally referred to the primary alcohol ethyl alcohol (ethanol), the predominant alcohol in ( alcoholic beverage).

Alcohol is taken in the body by the following ways:-

1. Drinking.

2.Shots by the guns

3. Injected

4.Inhalation (powered form).

Street name of the alcohol are...

  • Juice,Hard stuff, Sauce, Hooch, Moonshine, Vino, Draft, Suds\, Liquid bread, Oats soda, Tummy buster, Liquid courage, 12 oz. curl, Redneck wine.

Effects of alcohol...

Short term effects:-

Depending on how much is taken and the physical condition of the individual, alcohol can cause:

  • Alcohol poisoning, Slurred speech, Drowsiness, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Upset stomach, Headaches, Breathing difficulties, Distorted vision and hearing, Impaired judgment, Decreased perception and coordination, Unconsciousness, Anemia (loss of red blood cells) , Coma, Blackouts (memory lapses, where the drinker cannot remember events that occurred while under the influence)

Long term effects of alcohol....

  • Alcohol related brain injury, Cancers (including cancer of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, oesophagus, bowel (in men) and breast (in women), Cirrhosis and liver failure, Concentration and long-term memory problems, Heart and cerebrovascular diseases including hypertension and stroke, Poor nutrition, Problems with the nerves of the arms and legs, Sexual and reproductive problems (impotence, fertility), Skin problems, Stomach complaints and problems, Family and relationship problems, Poor work performance, Legal and financial difficulties

Signs of abuse:-

1.Repeatedly neglecting your responsibilities at home, work, or school because of your drinking. For example, performing poorly at work, flunking classes, neglecting your kids, or skipping out on commitments because you’re hung over.

2.Using alcohol in situations where it’s physically dangerous, such as drinking and driving, operating machinery while intoxicated, or mixing alcohol with prescription medication against doctor’s orders.

3.Experiencing repeated legal problems on account of your drinking. For example, getting arrested for driving under the influence or for drunk and disorderly conduct.

4.Continuing to drink even though your alcohol use is causing problems in your relationships. Getting drunk with your buddies, for example, even though you know your wife will be very upset, or fighting with your family because they dislike how you act when you drink.

5.Drinking as a way to relax or de-stress. Many drinking problems start when people use alcohol to self-soothe and relieve stress. Getting drunk after every stressful day, for example, or reaching for a bottle every time you have an argument with your spouse or boss.

Alcohol is mainly addicted, but is also depend on the person.