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Alcohol and Youth

Written by Mystic on Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Guess which is the most socially accepted addictive substance. Yes, it's Alcohol. Here are some facts on it that you should know.

  • Alcohol is not a stimulant! Infact, it's a depressant.

  • No matter how much you booze alcohol will never quench your thirst. Infact, it makes thirst worst.

  • What is Alcohol extremely rich in? High Empty Calories!

  • Drinking alcohol while you are pregnant can cause FAS (Foecal Alcohol Syndrome) in babies. It is a devastating disorder that often renders it's victims unable to function in society or to care for themselves in socially acceptable ways.

  • Alcohol causes varying degrees of the following side effects in everyone who uses it. These include dullness of sensation, impaired thought processes, impaired memory, impaired judgment, sleep or sleeplessness. Alcoholism can lead to coma and death.

  • Alcohol can bring about behavioural changes that include aggression, sexual openness, excessive talking, lying, phony friendliness and quick tempers.

  • A "hang over" is what strikes you a day after going on an alcohol binge. A throbbing headache and sharp pains at the temples and base of the neck characterize a hangover.

  • 70% of alcoholics and alcohol abusers tend to suffer from a number of physical side effects. These include cirrhosis of the liver, heart problems, obesity and a slurred speech even if you are sober.

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