Alcohol is consumed in small quantities for pleasure, but long-term use or consumption in greater quantities has alarming effects on the body, especially in younger people.
- Alcohol is a depressant and causes poor balance, slurred speech and blurred vision.
- Alcohol targets two brain chemicals: dopamine and serotonin.
- Alcohol acts as an anesthetic on the brain, kills brain cells and causes memory loss.
- Alcohol has striking effects on adolescents.