ALCOHOL - Psychological effects Neurotransmitters...

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ALCOHOL
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History Used as food, sacrament, social lubricant,  tranquilizer, source of taxes
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Metabolism Absorption  into bloodstream takes place at various  sites along the GI tract. Alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream, partially  metabolized by the liver, then quickly distributed  throughout the body.
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Levels of Use Abstention Experimentation Social/recreational use Habituation Abuse Addiction
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Low-to-moderate-dose use Physical effects
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Unformatted text preview: Psychological effects Neurotransmitters, inhibition, & other effects Sexual effects High-dose episodes Physical effects Alcohol poisoning Blackouts Hangover Sobering up Mental & emotional effects Chronic high-dose use Liver disease Digestive system Cardiovascular disease Nervous system Reproductive system Cancer Systemic problems Mental/emotional effects Addiction Classifications Heredity, environment, & psychoactive drugs Tolerance, tissue dependence, & withdrawal...
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2011 for the course PUBLIC HEA 321 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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