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What happens if You are An Alcohol and Tobacco Addict? - Effects on Brain and Body

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What happens if you are an Alcohol and/or Tobacco addict?

Alcohol

Alcohol is a powerful drug.

It contains Ethanol,

the most common type of alcohol

that helps to reduce tension

and inhibition in a person.

It works by dilating small blood vessels

near the skin

hence causing the person to become red.

warm and feel comfortable.

Initially,

the alcohol affects the brain's motor center,

cerebellum and the medulla oblongata

resulting in a person's poor coordination

and balance,

sluggish reflexes,

change in behavior,

and loss of memory

slowing of speech,

increased rate of heartbeat