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What effect does alcohol have on a person physiologically and psychologically When alcohol enters the body it is diluted by stomach juices-and then distributed throughout the body Britannica Alcohol does not require digestion before its absorption into the bloodstream from the stomach and the intestines The type of drink depends on how fast it enters the bloodstream another thing that effects how fast it gets into the blood stream is how much food is in your stomach for instance if there is a lot of food it will take longer to be absorbed Other factors such as the emotional state of the drinker will also affect the rate of absorption Britannica Alcohol affects the central nervous system and that is how if effects you physiologically and psychologically Jones 92 Since alcohol is a drug that affects the central nervous system it belongs in the class with the barbiturates minor tranquilizers and general anesthetics and is commonly classified as a depressant Britannica It is mainly for this sedative action on the brain that people drink Jones 92 After one or two drinks of alcohol a person can feel the effects Its effect on the brain is different at a low concentration It can serve as a stimulant of some functions at a low concentration but as the concentration increases the effects become more depressant going onto sedation stupor and then coma Schlaadt 29 The excitement phase exhibits the well-known signs of exhilaration and loss of social restraints causing one to act differently and to have unexpected changes in mood Britannica During this phase people tend to become extremely emotional At this phase of intoxication the alcohol can affect one physically by slurring their speech some become unsteady have bad perception and the inability to make a distinction between different things Schlaadt 29 These consequences of drinking are not by direct action of the alcohol on the muscles and senses but by the effects on the parts
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