Alcohol continues to be the most abused substance in the United States with over 80,000 persons perishing from excessive drinking each year. This alarming statistic is why getting proper treatment immediately for alcohol abuse or alcoholism is necessary for you or your loved one.

Physical Make Up of Alcohol

The active chemical present in alcohol, ethanol, is produced by the fermentation of yeast, sugars, and starch. Alcohol impacts every part of the consumer’s body. After a person consumes alcohol, the stomach absorbs the substance, and it begins to flow through the bloodstream. As this occurs, the central nervous system slows down, or becomes impaired. Then, a person under the influence of alcohol experiences a sense of comfort and release.

Alcohol Slang Terms

  • Sauce
  • Booze
  • Brew
  • Spirits
  • Wine
  • Cider
  • Moonshine
  • Pimp juice
  • Crunk juice
  • Liquid courage

Alcohol Side Effects

For many, alcohol makes one feel relaxed, dis-inhibited, comfortable, social, talkative, and care free. When consumed in large amounts, alcohol produces the following effects: nausea, vomiting, slurred speech, poor coordination, anger, impaired judgment and sleep disturbances. Large intakes of alcohol produces “hangovers,” which includes dehydration, headache, nausea, vomiting and mood swings. A heavy drinker may even have a physical or a mental bond to alcohol. As once alcohol enters the body, the drinker will physically crave more and will do whatever it takes to get it.

Getting Help

Alcohol doesn’t have to control you or your loved one’s life and finding an alcohol treatment center to meet your needs is an important step in the road of recovery. Let us help you find the right alcohol treatment center for you or loved one, please call us today.

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