Alcohol : Alcohol And Alcohol Essay

1328 Words Jul 4th, 2015 6 Pages
Alcohol affects people differently. The alcohol in your body will metabolize depending on your body mass and the size of your liver and there’s only so much your body can metabolize each hour. There are two main enzymes that break down alcohol: alcohol dehydrogenase and aldehyde dehydrogenase. The speed of your alcohol metabolism depends on how much of these enzymes you have in your body (Hart & Ksir, 2012). Alcohol has a way of altering your brain functions by interacting with neurotransmitters. This can make you feel euphoric and give you a feeling of pleasure. People who get that feeling out of alcohol may want to keep drinking it so they can constantly have that euphoria. Alcohol dependence is also common with people who have depression and alcohol abuse can lead to alcoholism (“Alcoholism,” 2013). Women and men have different effects when it comes to alcohol. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, women react differently to alcohol then men because of their body composition. Women typically have a smaller weight than men so that means they have less water in their bodies. That means when women drink, they dilute the alcohol less. When drinking, women have a higher chance of getting alcohol related problems than men because they start at a lower level. Although alcohol affects women in different ways, some women have similar reasons why they choose to cope with alcohol. Some examples of what could lead to alcoholism can be stress from…

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