Why Alcohol Makes the Head Spin

Alcohol is a powerful drug that impacts multiple systems in the human body. How powerful is alcohol? Unlike marijuana, for example, a one-time alcohol overdose can be lethal. Alcohol’s effects begin mildly, with cognitive impairment, disorientation, and impaired judgement. Many people stop drinking as they begin to experience these effects. They feel “buzzed” or “tipsy.” Individuals who continue to drink will experience more profound effects: dizziness, nausea, inability to walk or talk, loss of consciousness. How powerful is alcohol? If an individual continues to drink over an extended period of time the human body will pass out in self-defense.

This video explains, in detail, an aspect of alcohol’s  physical brain effects. This one should be familiar to most people who have consumed alcohol: dizziness or the spins.



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