McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series


Alcohol is a depressant drug that slows down your body's central nervous system. While a small amount of alcohol may provide health benefits for some, drinking excessively can cause serious health issues. Problematic alcohol use can affect your concentration, speech, balance, vision, coordination, judgement, and overall health. Long-term problematic alcohol use can also lead to professional, personal, financial, and legal problems, any of which can affect your health.

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Alcohol and Its Effects on the Body

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Demystifies the means by which alcoholism affects the body. Discussion of the consequences of drinking, including a focus on liver disease and associated symptoms.

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Alcohol Consumption: Fast Facts and How to Stay Safe

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The video looks at the composition, various forms, types and recreational use of alcohol.

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Effects of Alcohol on the Brain

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This video explores the effects of underage drinking on the brain.

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