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Alcohol Consumption: Our Physiological and Neurological Responses

Jan 7, 2021, 16:00 PM by Noah Stancati, Michelle Huynh and Amelinda Firdauzy
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate the effects of alcohol on the body from both a physiological and neurological stance.

In today’s society, alcohol is a common factor associated with many deaths including those related to drinking and driving, alcohol overdose and chronic binge drinking. The purpose of this video is to demonstrate the effects of alcohol on the body from both a physiological and neurological stance. By exploring the various negative consequences of long-term alcohol consumption, we hope to provide viewers with statistics and an analysis to help reduce the number of irresponsible cases/accidents associated with alcohol misuse. In particular this video focuses on the effects of alcohol in relation to the liver, kidneys, and the brain. This video also incorporates alternative methods that can provide people with happiness and pleasure, in hopes to reduce the number of alcohol-related incidents.
 
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In today’s society, alcohol is a common factor associated with many deaths including those related to drinking and driving, alcohol overdose and chronic binge drinking. The purpose of this video is to demonstrate the effects of alcohol on the body from both a physiological and neurological stance. By exploring the various negative consequences of long-term alcohol consumption, we hope to provide viewers with statistics and an analysis to help reduce the number of irresponsible cases/accidents associated with alcohol misuse. In particular this video focuses on the effects of alcohol in relation to the liver, kidneys, and the brain. This video also incorporates alternative methods that can provide people with happiness and pleasure, in hopes to reduce the number of alcohol-related incidents.
 
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