Welcome to the Alcohol Pages

This site is devoted to the many ways that the human body is affected by alcohol.  Most of us are familiar with the fuzzy, loose feeling associated with a few drinks, but are less aware of the underlying cellular changes taking place within our nervous system that are responsible.  These pages will help break down some of the specific physiological effects of alcohol and hopefully clear up some myths about alcohol by presenting data obtained from a wide variety of journals, books, and studies.

To the left you’ll find an easy tool bar that will help you navigate through the various changes that occur while consuming alcohol, as well as some background information on the nervous system.  Within each main section, another toolbar will appear at the top of the window for navigation. If you need a little brushing up on your neuroscience, we recommend a quick glance at the brief overview section first, just to give you a little refresher on some “brain basics.”