October 22

Alcohol and Drugs

Med Shadow

Delia O’Hara

People all throughout the world have been educated on the dangers of illegal substances and certain alcoholic drinks. More after that, these people have also been trained on the risks of combining the two. Despite the release of pain and anguish that comes from these substances, this duo presents a future encounter with chaos.

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) was able to provide a list of the worst common drugs to use in compliance with alcohol consumption. Symptoms and results include liver damage and death.

George Koob, Director of the NIAAA, says, “Alcohol is a sedative-hypnotic”. Along with that, alcohol has the potential of either “intensifying the effect of the drug”, or affecting the direction and longevity in which the drug moves throughout the body.


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