- posted: Dec. 05, 2023
Hopefully street lights guide you home, not “Flashing Red & Blue Lights.” Thirty seconds after you sip alcohol, it goes to your brain and slows down the chemical and pathways used by your brain cells, to send messages. This alters mood, reflexes, and balance needed during a DUI stop.
Alcohol affects your ability to think straight; recall things and struggle to store things in long-term memory. This leads to poor judgement, drunk driving and a DUI. It is not the number of drinks, but rather the amount of alcohol in the drinks…coupled with our weight and what and when we ate that determines our level.
Drinking for a long time can affect how your brain looks and works and causes the brain to shrink. A smaller brain affects your ability to think, learn and remember things.
Alcohol makes you tired and doze off, but not to sleep well. As your body processes the alcohol, you toss and turn, and don’t get the REM sleep needed.
Alcohol causes Diarrhea and Heartburn because your small intestine and colon get irritated and this affects the speed at which food moves through them. When alcohol irritates the lining of the stomach, it makes the digestive juices flow… and may cause ulcers. The build up of alcohol and acid, makes one nauseous and may cause regurgitation. Drinking makes your brain to slow the hormones that keep your kidney from making to much urine. Thus, you may have to go more often.
In Junior High science class, I wrote an article on The Liver, learning the Liver breaks down the alcohol, and deals with the toxins. Long term drinking makes the Liver fatty and allows fibrous tissue to build up. That limits blood flow, and the Liver cells die off and scar that might lead to Cirrhosis of the Liver.
Blood flow to your skin occurs, as the alcohol widens the blood vessels causes blushing and warmth, that doesn’t last long as the heat flows out and our body temp drops. This could affect the officers opinion of you at a DUI checkpoint? When the immune system slows, the body can’t make white blood cells needed to fight germs and people get sick. Consuming alcohol can lead to a hangover because it dehydrates, makes blood vessels expand, producing a headache.
Our stomachs want to get rid of the toxins and acid created by the alcohol, may become nauseous and we vomit. Our Liver is busy processing the alcohol and doesn’t release enough sugar, resulting in shakes and weakness.
1. Red wine is the best choice. For me, and many others, the tannins trigger a headache.
2. Coffee will cure your hangover. The truth is that it is best to drink water and sports drinks, to counter the dehydration, and replace the electrolytes...especially after you threw up.
3. You should eat pasta before bed! Eating at bedtime, especially if you are drunk, is a bad idea. Any food can slow down the speed at which your body absorbs alcohol. Instead, consider something with fat like a steak or pizza BEFORE your first drink.
BEING INTOXICATED IS AS SERIOUS AS BEING INTEXTICATED! “DON’T DRINK, DRIVE OR TEXT. CALLING A TAXI OR UBER IS A LOT CHEAPER THAN CALLING ME AND AVOIDING A DUI/PI. REMEMBER, YOUR DOG WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND WHY YOU DIDN’T COME HOME!”
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