What Kind of Drug Is Alcohol?

Published: March 09, 2023
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what kind of drug is alcohol
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Dear What Kind of Drug is Alcohol?,

Alcohol is considered a depressent. This means that the effects of alcohol slow down and impair your central nervous system. Your central nervous system is responsible for overall funcitiong, reaction time, judgment, speech, and coordination. 

Short term effects of alcohol use are: 

  • Loss coordination and reflex issues
  • Impaired cognitive skills
  • Impaired judgment
  • Drowsiness
  • Restlessness
  • Nausea and vomiting

Long term effects of alcohol use are: 

  • Liver disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Heart Damage
  • Stomach and digestive issues
  • Central Nervous System issues
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