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Explain how alcohol is abused?

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kisstopher603 | Valedictorian

Posted September 9, 2011 at 2:06 AM via web

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Explain how alcohol is abused?

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stolperia | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted September 9, 2011 at 2:42 AM (Answer #1)

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There are many ways in which alcohol, specifically alcoholic beverages, may be abused. Alcohol impacts the function of the central nervous system, with larger amounts of alcohol causing more significant impairment. The concentration of the alcohol in the bloodstream, or the blood alcohol content (BAC, measured in milligrams alcohol/liter of blood) is the critical measurement in measuring the significance of abuse. Alcohol is abused when an individual consumes it in a greater quantity and/or a shorter time period than his/her body is able to metabolize.

With a BAC of 0.1%, users may exhibit signs of intoxication such as balance impairment, facial flushing, loss of some coordination, reddened eyes and slurred speech. A BAC of 0.2% usually results in significant loss of coordination, impaired judgement, nausea and vomiting and very slurred speech. BAC of 0.4% can lead to a coma and death.

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snickel1 | College Teacher | Salutatorian

Posted September 9, 2011 at 4:05 AM (Answer #2)

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u drink it....ur drunk

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bethlaw | eNoter

Posted September 15, 2011 at 2:18 AM (Answer #3)

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I'm not a Doctor, but I've always heard that any amount of alcohol intake beyond 5 drinks per week for women and 7 drinks per week for men is considered abuse or alcoholism, which is roughly defined as any amount of alcohol consumption which causes damage to the body or which causes the consumer to act in any way outside of their normal behavior, usually negatively.

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