Alcohol is a depressant drug, which means it slows down the messages travelling between the brain and the body.

Slang names Booze, grog, piss, liquor, charge, nip.


Visible signs of potential alcohol consumption

  • Happiness and confidence

  • Confusion or blurred vision

  • Clumsiness

  • Memory loss

  • Nausea, vomiting

  • Passing out or coma

The next day

  • Headache

  • Diarrhoea and nausea

  • Tiredness and trembling

  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure

  • Trouble concentrating

  • Anxiety

  • Poor or decreased sleep

  • Dry mouth