Alcohol is a depressant drug, which means it slows down the messages traveling between the brain and the body.
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Effects of alcohol
There is no safe level of drug use. Use of any drug always carries some risk. It’s important to be careful when taking any type of drug.
Alcohol affects everyone differently, based on:
size, weight and health
whether the person is used to taking it
whether other drugs are taken around the same time
the amount drunk
the strength of the drink.
You may experience:
feeling happier or sadder, depending on your mood.
The term 'binge drinking' generally refers to drinking heavily over a short period of time with the intention of getting drunk, resulting in immediate and severe intoxication.
If you consume a lot of alcohol, you might experience:
The following day, you may have a hangover, which is:
diarrhoea and nausea
tiredness and trembling
increased heart rate and blood pressure
poor or decreased sleep.
To sober up takes time. The liver gets rid of about one standard drink an hour. Sweating it out with exercise, cold showers, coffee, fresh air or vomiting will not speed up the process. They may ease the symptoms, but they do not remove alcohol from the bloodstream any faster. This means it may not be safe to drive or work the following day.