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Alcohol is broken down into sugar and ether by the liver. Ether is a depressant which gives the intoxicating dizzy feeling from alcohol, while the sugar gives a rush of energy. Prolonged abuse of alcohol can lead to heart, liver and kidney damage as well as permenant brain damage and physical addiction. Withdrawl from severe Alcoholism is potentially fatal and should only be attempted under close medical supervision. Withdrawl symptoms in moderate alcoholics include dizziness, shaking, sweating, nausea and vomiting. Withdrawl in severe cases of alcoholism can include auditory and visual hallucinations, psychotic behavior, coma, and death. Again: WITHDRAWL FROM SEVERE CASES OF ALCOHOLISM IS POTENTIALLY FATAL! If you or someone you know wants to quit drinking because of prolonged and daily use, do so ONLY with proper medical supervision.

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Q: How does alcohol affect your body?
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Does alcohol affect the metabolic process?

Alcohol has no affect on metabolism; metabolism breaks alcohol down in the body.

Does alcohol affect every system in the body?

Alcohol affects every cell in the body.

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Alcohol can affect a few things. Alcohol can affect the mind, body and thinking.

Which muscle on the body does alcohol affect first?

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Because alcohol travels wherever the blood does.

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Generally, there is some affect within the hour.

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How does body fat affect alcohol absorption?

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Why does alcohol affect the muscular response?

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