effects-alcohol

Total DUI, an organization that provides information to people recently arrested for
driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol,
put together this infographic to illustrate how
alcohol travels through the body. With no food
in the stomach, alcohol travels straight to the
bloodstream. And as blood alcohol concentration rises, the loss of control
increases. Once alcohol is in the bloodstream, it’s quickly
distributed throughout the entire body, causing
the blood vessels to widen and result in
temporary feelings of warmth, temporary
decrease in pulse rate, as well as blood
pressure. It travels through the stomach, kidneys, lungs, liver, and the brain. “Once the alcohol hits the brain, it immediately
starts affecting the brain’s ability to control
behavior and bodily functions,” Total DUI
reported. It doesn’t always take long for this to
happen either; about 20 percent of the alcohol
a person drinks passes through the stomach and reaches the brain within a minute.

Source: Medicals Daily

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