Pharmacology of Alcohol

04.05.2021 - By Counselor Toolbox Podcast

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Objectives
~ Explore the impact of alcohol on neurotransmitters and major bodily systems
Intro
~ Heavy drinking worsens morbidity from chronic disease as it exacerbates the effects of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and hepatitis, and interferes with the metabolism and therapeutic actions of various medications
~ According to the "Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020,” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture, moderate drinking is up to 1 drink per day for women and up to 2 drinks per day for men.

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