When a person drinks alcohol, “the alcohol is absorbed by the stomach, enters the bloodstream, and goes to all the tissues”. Ref: (www.drugfree.org.). Therefore the effects of alcohol are dependent on a variety of factors, including the person’s sex, weight, age and size, as well as the amount of food and alcohol consumed. Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant that is quickly absorbed into the body from the small intestine into the bloodstream. Drinking too much alcohol can take a serious toll on anyone’s health.
Alcohol with its disinhibiting effect is one of the main reasons it is used in so many social situations. Once moderate alcohol is consumed, inhibitions are lowered and a more relaxed state of mind takes over. Other effects of alcohol consumption can include dizziness and talkativeness; the immediate effects of a larger intake of alcohol include slurred or disturbed sleep, nausea, headaches, thirst, fatigue and vomiting to name a few.
Oftentimes, people have the misguided belief that the best way to recover from the after effects of heavy alcohol consumption is to keep on drinking to relieve hangovers which are sure to follow the next day. Alcohol, even at low doses, “considerably impairs the judgment and coordination required to drive a car safely”. “Low to moderate doses of alcohol can also increase the incidences of a variety of aggressive acts, such as domestic violence and child abuse”. Chronic drinkers are more prone to contract diseases like tuberculosis and or pneumonia or to the very extreme cirrhosis of the liver than people who do not drink too much. Drinking a lot of alcohol on a single occasion slows your body’s vitality to ward off infections – even up to 24 hours after getting drunk.
Here’s how we can help
At C. S. Counselling Services if you have been charged with drinking and driving a letter of completion is provided upon request for court purposes. Therefore, we strongly suggest you make a confidential call to our office and speak with a counsellor in regards to scheduling an appointment. We are easily located within walking distance of the Brampton Hospital. For more information about alcohol counselling call 416-409-8045 for a free consultation or fill the confidential form.
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