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  • If you've ever had too much to drink, you've probably noticed that it affects the way you

  • feel and act. But what is actually happening inside your brain when you drink?

  • The cerebral cortex controls your thinking, emotions and decision making capabilities.

  • When alcohol hits, it inhibits your ability to think clearly. It also affects the five

  • senses and elevates negative emotions.

  • The cerebellum controls your coordination and movements. Under the influence, your ability

  • to walk or drive is impaired.

  • The hippocampus controls your memory. Overconsumption affects short term memory, which can lead

  • to blackouts.

  • The medulla and the hippocampus controls involuntary processes, such as breathing, heart rate,

  • digestion and body temperature. Drinking slows your breath and heart rate.

  • Too much alcohol can shut down the medulla, causing alcohol induced comas, or even death.

  • So the next time you go out drinking, remember what it's doing to your brain and why it makes

  • you feel the way you do.

  • Stay resilient. Stay informed.

If you've ever had too much to drink, you've probably noticed that it affects the way you

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