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How Does Alcohol Affect The Body?

The moment alcohol enters the body; it is absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the walls of the stomach. The heart starts bearing faster and skin becomes flushed.

Co-ordination, depth perception, reflexes, vision, reason and judgment are adversely affected. Alcohol attacks liver cells, destroys proteins, and disrupts the body’s balance of sugar and water.

High blood pressure, heart disease, pancreatitis, mouth, throat and stomach cancer, cirrhosis of the liver, malnutrition and death can be caused by drinking alcohol. Alcohol can damage nearly every organ in the body, including the brain.

Pregnant women who drink alcohol risk having a baby born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). Babies with FAS can have low birth weight, brain damage, heart defects and physical deformities.

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To enhance the social and physiological well being of all citizens through awareness building thereby, reducing significantly the demand for drugs.

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National Drug Abuse Prevention Unit
4th Floor, Government Headquarters
Roseau, Dominica
Phone: (767) 266 3343

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