Your Body and Alcohol

When one is intoxicated, alcohol interferes with the ability to analyze sensory information, resulting in the symptoms of being drunk, including:

  • Decreased motor coordination and balance
  • Slurred speech
  • Blurred vision
  • Sweating
  • Loss of judgment
  • Dulled sensation of pain
  • Loss of balance and coordination
  • Loss of the ability to judge distance and heights
  • Dizziness

Physical impacts of alcohol

  • Alcohol is a diuretic, making one urinate excessively, which speeds up the loss of fluid from the body, causing dehydration. Most of the nasty symptoms of a hangover, including headache, dizziness, thirst, paleness, and tremors—are caused by dehydration. Alternating drinks containing alcohol with a bottle of water can help you avoid the effects of dehydration.
  • Even though someone who has been drinking might look as if they’re in a deep sleep, they will not be getting restorative sleep.
  • Consuming five or more alcoholic beverages in one night can affect brain and body activities for up to three days.
  • Two consecutive nights of drinking five or more alcoholic beverages can affect brain and body activities for up to five days.
  • Attention span is shorter for up to 48 hours after drinking.
  • Even the effects of small amounts of alcohol (BAC of .03) can persist for a substantial period of time after the acute effects of alcohol impairment disappear.