SHORT AND LONG -TERM EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL

Depending on how much is taken and the physical condition of the individual, short term effect of alcohol includes • Slurred speech • Drowsiness • Vomiting • Diarrhea • Upset stomach • Headaches • Breathing difficulties • Distorted vision and hearing • Impaired judgment • Decreased perception and coordination • Unconsciousness • Anemia (loss of…

WHAT IS ALCOHOLISM OR ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE?

Alcohol dependence (alcoholism) consists of four symptoms: • Craving: a strong need, or compulsion, to drink. • Loss of control: the inability to limit one’s drinking on any given occasion. • Physical dependence: withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, sweating, shakiness and anxiety, occur when alcohol use is stopped after a period of heavy drinking.Serious dependence…