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Long term effects
Short and long term effects
 Factors
that may influence how an individual
may be affected by alcohol:
 Quantity
 How quickly they have drunk the alcohol
 Whether they have mixed other drugs
 How regularly they drink
 Their mood
 Their age, sex and body weight
 Food
 Function:
oversees
bodily functions and
allows consciousness
 Short term effects:
 Reduced control
over reaction time,
co-ordination,
thinking and speech
 Alcohol poisoning
 Unconsciousness
 Long
term effects:
 Memory loss
 Alcohol related
brain injury
 Hallucinations
 Impaired motor
skills
 Function:
to
swallow food
 Short term effects:
 Dryness
 Long
term effects:
 Cancer of the
throat, mouth and
oesophagus
 Function:
to pump
blood around the
body
 Short term effects:
 Some types of heart
problems and stroke
by affecting heart
rate, blood pressure
and blood flow.
 Long
term effects:
 Heart disease
 Stroke
 Hypertension
 Function:
to filter
out toxins (eg.
alcohol) from
blood and remove
them through
urine. Balance
fluid.
 Short term
effects:
 Dehydration
 Long
term
effects:
 Kidney disease
 Short
term effects:
 Irritation
 Diarrhoea
 Long
term effects:
 Stomach lining
inflamed and
irritated
 Bleeding
 Loss of appetite
 Ulcers
 Cancer
 Weight gain
 Function:
digestion and
absorption of food
 Long
term
effects:
 Inflammation
 Irritation of lining
 Cancer
 Functions:
removes toxins
(alcohol) from the
body.
 Alcohol is
processed by the
liver at a fixed
rate, getting rid of
about one
standard drink per
hour.
 Long
term
effects:
 Inflammation
(hepatitis)
 Cirrhosis of the
liver
 Liver failure
 Cancer
 Social
 Emotional
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