why do people think alcohol is not a drug


Is Alcohol a Drug? In this short drug education video, Bobby Wiggins, Drug Prevention Specialist, answers this question. The drug information section of our website also contains a lot more about alcohol. Welcome back to our series, the Б10 Things Your Friends May Not Know About DrugsБ. Alcohol is not a drug. True or false? False. As a matter of fact alcohol is probably the most widely used drug in America. An interesting statistic, not to bore you with statistics, but an interesting statistic, 55% of the inmates that are in prison in the United States, over half are there because of some alcohol related crime. So alcohol is a very, very popular drug. I want to use our line that I showed you in the last presentation to illustrate how alcohol actually works on the body. Once again, as I said, it relieves a person of an unwanted condition. LetБs say the guys just a little bit bored or lets say he works a job, his bodyБs a little sore and achy.


He goes to the bar after work, he drinks a few beers. BodyБs numb. His whole central nervous system goes numb. In other words, heБs feeling no pain. He starts laughing, heБs having a good time for a little while, but then he begins to come down again as the drug wears off. ThatБs because in his body, a nutrient called vitamin B1 is being burnt up at a very, very rapid rate. Vitamin B1 is important because it keeps a person from getting stressed in the first place. It works with the brain tissue. It works with important parts of the body to keep everything running like a finely tuned machine. So when he comes down off the alcohol, heБs in a little bit worse shape, but like I said, he doesnБt really see the difference so again, heБs up again only for a short time. It wears off, he comes down a little bit lower. Also attacked in the body besides B1 is vitamin C and vitamin B complex which gives the person energy.


After a while, you can see where this line is going when it comes to alcohol. The question coming up that weБre going to answer is, БMarijuana is not harmfulБ. True or false? DonБt miss it in segment number 6. If youБd like to visit our website for more information on drugs, itБs www. narconon. org. ThatБs www. narconon. org
This is a short drug education video answering the question Бis alcohol a drug? Б. If you need more information about alcohol effects or on our drug prevention activities, please contact us at 800-737-5250 or. Alcohol is a drug. It is classed as a depressant, meaning that it slows down vital functionsБresulting in slurred speech, unsteady movement, disturbed perceptions and an inability to react quickly. As for how it affects the mind, it is best understood as a drug that reduces a personБs ability to think rationally and distorts his or her judgment.

Although classified as a depressant, the amount of alcohol consumed determines the type of effect. Most people drink for the stimulant effect, such as a beer or glass of wine taken to Бloosen up. Б But if a person consumes more than the body can handle, they then experience alcoholБs depressant effect. They start to feel БstupidБ or lose coordination and control. Alcohol overdose causes even more severe depressant effects (inability to feel pain, toxicity where the body vomits the poison, and finally unconsciousness or, worse, coma or death from severe toxic overdose). These reactions depend on how much is consumed and how quickly. There are different kinds of alcohol. Ethyl alcohol (ethanol), the only alcohol used in beverages, is produced by the fermentation of grains and fruits. Fermenting is a chemical process whereby yeast acts upon certain ingredients in the food, creating alcohol.

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