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What makes you feel drunk?

Alcohol is a substance that can alter the mood.

It affects the nerves that transmit messages around the body by slowing them down, and the more you drink the greater the effect. The reason people get more energetic when having a drink is that alcohol affects parts of the brain responsible for self-control. As you drink, alcohol passes in the blood.


Ethanol is the substance of alcohol that causes drunkenness and its molecules are so small that they can actually pass into the gaps between brain cells. There they can affect the neurotransmitters that enable all the brain’s activities.
 If you drink fast, alcohol will flood the brain.
 
Your reactions also slow down, and as you drink more, you may become uncoordinated or unsteady. Your speech may get slurred and you may start seeing double. If you've drunk a lot, you may also experience strong emotional reactions expressed through violence or tears. Because your judgement is impaired, you may do things that you might not normally do, from dancing on tables to going home with strangers. They may seem a good idea at the time, but can be extremely dangerous.

So, if you realize that you or a friend have those signs, stop drinking immediately. The last thing you would want is to lose control, vomit or end up in hospital. Severe cases of excessive consumption of alcohol can result in alcohol poisoning, coma or death