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Facts about Alcohol


Alcohol is a drug
, a depressant, which slows down thinking and actions. It acts on the brain and affects all parts of the body. An average-size person's liver can break down about one drink per hour; the rest of the alcohol circulates throughout the body, affecting behavior, judgment, perception, and motor skills - such as driving and operating machinery.  

For more information on Alcohol Consumption risks and/or Alcohol Use Disorder, please visit the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism's (NIAAA) website:  https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/overview-alcohol-consumption.
 
Information on this page is from the NIAAA.

If you or a family member is experiencing a mental health or an alcohol or other drug-related emergency, seek immediate assistance by calling the24-hour Suicide Prevention, Mental Health Crisis, Information and Referral Hotline: (216) 623-6888 or the United Way's First Call for Help, 211 or (216) 436-2000.

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