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Effects

The effects depend on several factors:

• How quickly the quantity of alcohol was consumed
• Whether there is any food in the stomach and how much it is
• The user's body weight
• The alcohol tolerance of the user
• The physical and psychological state of the user prior to the consumption

Alcohol effects can be divided into pleasant, neutral, and unpleasant:

Pleasant effects:

• Relaxation
• Elevated mood
• Enhanced sociability
• Being less critical of oneself/lowered social anxiety
• Decreased pain sensation

Neutral effects:

• Slurred speech
• Red skin
• Drowsiness
• Difficulty focusing one’s eyes
• Changed (usually increased) reaction to sexual stimuli
• Fast growing tolerance in cases of frequent consumption (within several days)
• Changed aesthetic perception (what is ugly seems to be beautiful and vice versa)
• Changed visual perception

Unpleasant effects (the higher the alcohol dose, the stronger the unpleasant effects):

• Impaired motor coordination
• Nausea and vomiting (in state of loss of consciousness vomiting may have lethal effect because of suffocation)
• Loss of control over impulsive behavior
• Quickly alternating emotional states (anger, violence, sadness, etc.)
• Impaired ability to reach and maintain erection for most men
• Difficulty reaching orgasm for most women
• Diuretic effect
• Dizziness and confusion
• Light to heavy hangover after consuming large quantities that last from 12 to 36 hours (headache, heartburn, dry mouth, nausea)