Thursday, August 20, 2009

Alcohol addiction

Alcohol affects the brain and central nervous system, causing changes in behavior. Alcohol belongs to a group of drugs known as depressants. Depressants are drugs that slow down the body’s functions and reactions. Even small amounts of alcohol can affect how a person feels and behaves. Some become relaxed and friendly. Others become depressed and angry.

Alcohol makes it hard to think clearly and make good decisions. That is why many people say and do things they regret after they drink. Alcohol also increases the risk of social problems, depression, suicidal thoughts, and violence. Alcohol is the cause of hundreds of traffic accidents every year. Choosing not to use alcohol is a healthy choice. It shows you understand how risky drinking can be and are choosing to stay alcohol free.

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