Effects of Alcohol on the Body

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Williams 1 Darryl Williams Clara Butler HE 101-05 24 March 2011 Effects of Alcohol on the Body Alcoholic drinks have been popular since they were invented, because of their ability to ease stress and place the drinker in an almost euphoric state. Alcohol is a psychoactive drug that changes the brain chemicals and causes intoxication. It can affect the way a person thinks, feels, and acts. When alcohol enters the system, it is apportioned to all the cells in the body within a matter of minutes. The cerebellum part of the brain is greatly affected, which cause individuals to stagger and lose equilibrium, because the cerebellum is the center of balance and motor functions. This also explains why reaction time is slowed down when a person is heavily intoxicated. Alcohol also affects the prefrontal cortex of the brain as well. This area of the brain is noted for controlling executive functions having to deal with rational thought and problem solving. This explains why people tend to have poor judgement when they are drunk from
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