How Alcohol May Affect Human Behaviour

4. A young man started behaving in an aggressive and abusive manner after he
had a number of alcoholic drinks at a party. The next day he was behaving quite
normally and was quite concerned when shown a video of his behaviour the
previous night. Explain .
Some Facts(1)

Australian industry loses more than one billion dollars a year because of
sickness caused by alcohol.

Alcohol plays a part in more than 50% of serious crimes in Australia. In
violent crimes it plays an even bigger part: more than 75% of them are linked to

About half of the people killed in road accidents are killed because
somebody has drunk to much.

Effects of alcohol on human behaviour

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gathering, with other drugs etc.)

The immediate effects of alcohol on an individual varies but can produce a wide
range of effects including: (2)

Loss of inhibitions.
Flushing and dizziness.
General impairment of brain and nervous system functions.
General loss of co-ordination.
Impairment of motor (movement) skills.
Slow reactions.
Blurred vision and slurred speech.
General impairment of senses (e.g. touch, sight, speech, etc.)

Children and young people are usually more affected by alcohol than adults. This
is because of their lower body weight and lack of tolerance.

The disturbing aspect is that one is not generally aware of these changes.
Instead, the individual think's he/she is behaving more efficiently than normal.
In fact, performance is much poorer.

In relation to Topic (4) the change in behaviour in the young man at the party
following a number of ...

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