Alcohol, Drugs and Your Health

drink32 Alcohol and your health

Contrary to what many people believe, alcohol is not a stimulant. It is a depressant. This is why drinking too much often leads to impaired judgement, slurring of the speech, a tendency to violent behaviour and loss of short-term memory.

As alcohol also irritates the stomach, heavy drinking can cause sickness and nausea, and sometimes diarrhoea. Alcohol also has a dehydrating effect, which is the main reason why excessive drinking can lead to a hangover. It can also lead to temporary impotence in men.

Alcohol can also affect a variety of health issues including:

drugs32 Drugs and your health

It is impossible to list all the health issues associated with illicit drug taking due to the number of drugs, the methods taken to induce a drug and the combinations that some people take. However, here are a few items worth reading.