Alcohol is a depressant drug, which means it slows down the messages traveling between the brain and the body. Alcohol affects everyone differently, based on size, weight, and health. You might have an experience of feeling relaxed, trouble in concentrating, slower reflexes, increased confidence, feeling happier or sadder, depending on your mood
If you consume a lot of alcohol, you might experience; confusion, blurred vision, clumsiness, memory loss, nausea, vomiting, passing out, coma, death, etc., you may have a hangover after drinking which sings are a headache, diarrhoea and nausea, tiredness and trembling, increased heart rate and blood pressure, dry mouth, trouble concentrating, anxiety, poor sleeping ratio.
If you consume alcohol for a long-term, it may eventually cause effects like depression, poor memory, and brain damage, difficulty getting an erection, difficulty for having children, liver disease, cancer, high bp, heart disease, needing to drink more to get the same effect, physical dependence on alcohol.
Giving up alcohol after drinking it for a long time is challenging because the body has to get used to functioning without it. You should consult health professionals or addiction centers once you decide to minimize alcohol. As there are certain things you don’t realize while having alcohol.
If your use of alcohol is affecting your health, family, relationships, work, school, financial or other life situations, you can find immediate help and support.