The effects begin to occur as soon as the alcohol enters the blood stream” (Project Know, 2013). If a person continues to consume alcohol more than they can handle they will begin to feel confused and drowsy during that time, and if they do this on a regular basis they will eventually crave more which, then, leads to addiction. If a person consumes too much alcohol they can become sick and that can cause alcohol poisoning, and a person can be put in the hospital; it can also be fatal. “Because large amounts of alcohol can be poisonous to the body, a person who consumes large amounts of alcohol will often become very sick. The urge to vomit will continue, and the individual may even break out in a fever or rash.
During this development alcohol negatively affects all parts of the brain, including coordination, motional control, thinking, decision making, hand-eye movement, speech, and memory (Pg.2 Par.6). This shows that alcohol does affect the underage drinkers mentally and physically. Additional binge drinking is common among teens and can cause liver disease. Lastly, the current MLDA is set to the right age, but it is not
Elevated liver enzymes indicating liver damage have been found in some adolescents who drink alcohol. Young drinkers who also shown elevated liver enzymes are subjected to be overweight or obese do to modern levels of drinking. Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant, drinking too much, slows bodily functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing to a dangerous level, causing the drinker to lose consciousness, which can result in alcohol poisoning. Alcohol has harmful effects on developing brain cells and bodies. Heavy drinking during adolescence years, when the brain is still developing causes lasting impairment functions such as memory, coordination, and motor skills.
Imagine what could happen to the more immature teenagers when they get drunk. Today I’d like to talk about firstly, the effects of alcohol, secondly, different ways you can die by being effected by alcohol, and finally, the effects of alcohol on the young, growing body. Like any drug, alcohol can be addictive, and damaging. It can affect many parts of our bodies in the short and long term. Firstly, let me talk about the short term: 1.
Alcohol effects the body in many ways; Difficulty walking, blurred vision, slurred speech, slowed reaction times and impaired memory are just some of the side effects of the substance and makes you no way in the right state of mind to drive a vehicle. As soon as you drink alcohol it is carried out through the water containing parts of the body affecting mainly organs with high water content for example the brain and the liver. Alcohol is a unique drug in which sometimes it stimulates and at other times it inhibits neurotransmission. It is a depressant in which it means it slows the function of the central nervous system. Alcohol has a biphasic effect on the human body which means that its effects change over time.
Whilst the focus has been on how alcohol related illnesses can affect the middle aged, binge drinking is increasingly of concern, affecting bot teen agers and younger adults, and becoming an all too frequent way to spend a night out. In addition to alcohol-related crime and many
Much to contrary belief meth users do suffer from withdraws as well as any other addict would. The severity and length of the symptoms vary with the amount of damage done to the body through amphetamine use. The most common systems are irritability, loss of energy, depression, difficulty in sleeping and shaking of the hands or other body parts. These symptons can last for several days up to weeks after the user stops taking the drug. The more of the drug that comes into the body, the more the chemistry is suppressed.
Along with disruption of normal and sexual development, physical and sexual assault, higher risk for suicide and homicide, alcohol-related car crashes and other unintentional injuries (burns, falls and drowning), memory problems, abuse of other drugs , changes in brain development that may have life-long effects, and death from alcohol poisoning. These are just a few of the many consequences of underage drinking. The law of alcohol consumption is for the age 21 and older for a
The harmful use of alcohol generally originates from young people who binge drink (WHO, 2011). Alcohol abuse is different from alcoholism as this stems from craving alcohol at all times (helpguide, 2011). Young people who binge drink risk serious health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, brain damage, type two diabetes and cirrhosis of the liver which
Alzheimer's disease affects the brain through exponentially greater cell death and tissue loss, resulting in a decreased brain size. As a result, behavior, memory and thinking are affected. Vascular dementia is caused by blockages and breaches in the brain's blood supply that damage the brain and can be caused by any condition which results in an interruption to the blood flow to the brain, and as well as strokes, this could include diseased arteries, heart attacks, high blood pressure, raised cholesterol, diabetes, furred arteries and irregular heart rhythms. Any condition causing damage to the circulation of blood to the brain carries a risk to mental functioning. People experiencing vascular dementia will, like those with Alzheimer’s disease, have problems with learning, remembering, recognition, planning and problem solving.