20 Phases Of Intoxication

It’s Friday! Party time!

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Or off down the pub for a quiet pint.

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When you drink, the alcohol is mostly absorbed through the walls of your small intestine and dispersed around your body by your blood.

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Some of the alcohol will reach your brain.

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So you notice less of what is going on around you.

Your thoughts are fine-tuned and clarified, thanks to an increase in the neurotransmitter GABA.

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Which is probably what leads to€¦

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As your blood alcohol concentration increases, you might start slurring your words a little and have trouble with balance, coordination, and attention.

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And you’ll end up forgetting your drunken escapades the next day.

And of course your decision-making skills might not be up to scratch at this point.

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But it’s not all bad! Drinking a little before bed has been shown to help you get to sleep faster , and increase deep sleep in the first half of the night.

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Though it does mean you sleep more lightly and wake more frequently during the second half of the night.

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And the next day? UGH HANGOVER.

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When you drink, your body gets rid of more fluid than usual, hence the dehydration (and huge bathroom queues in clubs and at festivals).

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Hello, headaches.

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If you pace your drinking, acetaldehyde is broken down pretty much straight away.

Leading to this.

First, make sure you stay hydrated.

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Best stick to vodka.

Your blood sugar may be low, so have a decent breakfast the morning after.

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Better still, eat something before you start drinking.

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Hair of the dog will alleviate your symptoms for a while, but all you’re really doing is putting off the inevitable.

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So if you still have a few too many every once in a while€¦

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At least now you’ll know exactly why you feel like you do afterward.

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