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Short Term Effects

What are the short-term effects of drinking?

Drinking alcohol can have these effects, varying with the amount the person drinks:

  • Slower reaction times and reflexes.
  • Heavy sweating.
  • Blurry or double vision.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Lowered reasoning ability.
  • Lower inhibitions (doing or saying things you otherwise would not.)
  • Poor motor coordination.
  • Inability to drive a car.
  • Slowed heart rate.
  • Slowed breathing rate.
  • Reduced blood pressure.
  • Anxiety, restlessness.
  • Mental confusion.
  • Memory loss.
  • Coma
  • Death from respiratory arrest.
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