Also known as sedatives, depressants are substances that can slow your brain activity and therefore the signals between your brain and your body. Alcohol can make you feel energetic at first like a stimulant, but overall its effects are that of a depressant.
BeerShotsWineDepends on how fast you're drinking them
It’s not necessarily the amount of alcohol you drink but how fast you drink it that matters.
Shots usually get people drunkest because it's easier to drink them quickly and they have a higher concentration of alcohol. But you can get just as drunk if you're chugging beers.
When you can't remember anything from a night of drinking.When you have some memories and periods of missing time from when you were drinking.When you have a hard time staying awake and are in and out of sleep while drinking.When you get a half vanilla, half chocolate Frosty from Wendy's after drinking.
A fragmentary blackout — a brownout — is when you have fuzzy memories and missing periods of time from when you were drinking.
For example, if you remember walking into the bar, and then remember being at Denny’s, but then the next memory you have is brushing your teeth, then you had a fragmentary blackout.
When you can't remember an entire chunk of your life from drinking.When you drink so much you fall asleep.When you have blurry memories from a night of drinking.When you take a late-night stroll after drinking.
Xanax will probably make you feel drunker or black out more easily if you take it while drinking alcohol.
Stimulants like cocaine may keep you awake longer so you can drink more. But any medication with a sedative effect — Xanax, Ambien, or opioids like oxycodone — can make it easier for you to black out, and possibly even die.
CerebellumAmygdalaHippocampusAll of the above
When you drink, alcohol affects almost every single part of your brain.
It only takes a couple of drinks — depending on genetics and tolerance — for alcohol to enter your bloodstream and make its way to your brain, directly interfering with the areas that tell your body what to do.
Blackouts happen when the hippocampus is affected by alcohol.
When you’re at a BAC of 0.08 to 0.1, alcohol starts to affect the hippocampus, which is the area of the brain that’s in charge of consolidating information from your sensory organs, your body, your thoughts, and your feelings to create memories.
Take a napDrink a cup of coffeeTake a cold showerNone of the above
The only thing you can do to sober up is wait for your body to digest all of the alcohol. Showering, drinking coffee, exercising, or sleeping isn't going to speed up the process.
12 oz beer6 oz wine2 oz liquorAll of the above
L-ascorbic acidAcetaminophenFatty foodsCarotenoids
You shouldn't take acetaminophens while drinking.
Aaron White, PhD, senior scientific adviser to the director of the NIAAA, says that taking acetaminophens — like Tylenol — while you're drinking or even a day after you've been drinking could really damage your liver. Don't do it.
You're Only Allowed To Drink Alcohol If You Can Pass This Quiz
Obviously booze trivia isn't the deciding factor in whether or not you can (or should) drink. But if you are going to consume adult beverages, it's good to know how they will affect your brain and body.
So we know booze trivia isn't the deciding factor in whether or not you should drink. But if you are going to partake in adult beverage consumption, it's good to know how it will affect your brain and body.
Okay, booze trivia obviously isn't the deciding factor in whether or not you should imbibe. But drinking can be dangerous and it's GREAT that you understand how adult beverages can affect your brain and body. Kudos to you.