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How Does Alcohol Get You Drunk?

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This week Reactions gets the scoop on the science behind being drunk. There's a lot of brain chemistry that goes on when you drink from drunkenness, frequent bathroom breaks and occasionally poor decision-making. Find us on all these places: Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Tumblr! http://tumblr.com/ACSReactions LA Funk - Cragkeys Pure Natural - Touch Me Producer: Elaine Seward Writer: Tien Nguyen, Ph.D. Executive Producer: Adam Dylewski Scientific consultants: John Malin, Ph.D. Darcy Gentleman, Ph.D. Kyle Nackers Sources: http://baltimoreauthors.ubalt.edu/writers/fscottfitzgerald.htm http://hams.cc/metabolism/ https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140423111505.htm http://visual.ly/how-alcohol-travels-through-body http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2013/01/31/170748045/why-mixing-alcohol-with-diet-soda-may-make-you-drunker http://www.umd.edu/ocrsm/files/Alcohol_&_GenderDifferences.pdf http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/drugs-alcohol/how-alcohol-makes-drunk.htm http://hams.cc/dopamine.pdf http://alcoholicsanonymous.com/how-alcohol-affects-the-brain/ http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/092549279090007S - effect of alcohol on cerebral cortex and cellebellum http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh21-1/53.pdf Ever wonder why dogs sniff each others' butts? Or how Adderall works? Or whether it's OK to pee in the pool? We've got you covered: Reactions a web series about the chemistry that surrounds you every day. Reactions is produced by the American Chemical Society.
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Text Comments (106)
Haha like everybody watch this after REAL DRUNK night
HerrWayne45 (2 months ago)
That feel when I need to drink at least a cup of vodka to feel drunk. I kinda envy light weights but at the same time I don’t because I still have a decent amount of discernment when drunk and know what I can and can’t do no matter how drunk I am and the fact that I can still walk when in drunk unless I drink more than a cup of fucking ever clear.
Jayvee DarkenRose (2 months ago)
The reason why i search this, because most of my friends drink too much. Intentionally and unintentionally. And i dont drink since i was born.
SAVAGE308SNIPER (3 months ago)
I'm drunk right nowt
Dhindara Vrel (8 months ago)
I don't drink but I always feel find when it's below freezing outside. Not so much in summer...
MarkergeYT (8 months ago)
Im watching this Because im curious Im just 12
Lazzerwolf117 (9 months ago)
Am drunk. Thank.
Rolando Hernandez (11 months ago)
Who’s buzzzzzz 😂
Sheckion Hutchinson (11 months ago)
Who's watching this while drunk? I'm surprised at how fast I'm texting...
Tom Derby (5 months ago)
Love you
Tom Derby (5 months ago)
Sheckion Hutchinson same it’s Kia day weird but Idk
Jsusj Jdjdjfd (1 year ago)
Alcohol is my middle name 😎
RideTheLightning (1 year ago)
I only watched this because I was drinking Not Your Father's Mountain Ale. Very good. Almost like Pepsi's Mt Dew but more stale tasting because of the alcohol in it.
corgrath (1 year ago)
PLEASE, I am watching this drunk. Why talk like you you get paid if you say this as fastest possibly human. O. M. G.
Tom Derby (5 months ago)
corgrath hahahahaha ye
CheaterCheater (1 year ago)
I'm tipsy and was curious. Lol
KRUX (1 year ago)
Tried to watch this while drunk buttttt i cant. Ill come back in the morning....or noon
The Endleader (1 year ago)
*HOLD MY BEER WHILE I DRINK THIS BEER*
ii_kiwi _ii (1 year ago)
drunk while watching
Reactions (1 year ago)
...it's 11am
Sophie Compte (1 year ago)
watching this while drunk
PotatoTrapgod (1 month ago)
Vest way to watch thiz
HerrWayne45 (2 months ago)
Yes
Tom Derby (5 months ago)
Same I’m teippin
Shon East (1 year ago)
me too
ZuKO LF (1 year ago)
Im drunk and im searching what really happens to me...
Tom Derby (5 months ago)
ZuKO LF yahah lol
Joey Huntington (1 year ago)
anyone else watching this drunk as fuck SHIT
Kyle White (1 year ago)
Annoying presentation
White Mystery (1 year ago)
Why drink and drive when you can smoke and fly
Tom Derby (5 months ago)
White Mystery woohoo
Samuel Nay (1 year ago)
Wow
Tom Derby (5 months ago)
Samuel Nay why $
Erick Costa (2 years ago)
"You'll Feel Ethanol's Effect Quicker When You Have A Mixer Of Diet Soda" Good To Know hehe
Active EJ (2 years ago)
Anyone else watching this while drunk! 7? ; nn
Armando zertuche (2 years ago)
I just want to know what causes the feel good feeling of being tipsy...
DontGiveOne (2 years ago)
who else is watching this while drinking? alone, ik.
HerrWayne45 (2 months ago)
DontGiveOne I am already drunk I drank a cup of vodka and I’m not super drunk but it’s Good enough tbh another cup would be good for me but I already drank all my booze
Jon Love (2 months ago)
yep....
Nathan Headrick (3 months ago)
Here here
Ryluri white (9 months ago)
Yeah, me too xD
Nishant Bhandari (10 months ago)
I'm drinking rn 😂
EKRayZ (2 years ago)
I am drum right now
Naruto Uzumaki (2 years ago)
so, your REACTIONS are slow!!!! xd
DMT Infinity (2 years ago)
Nice.
Rhyme Ducky Time (2 years ago)
Wait, it says that fatty things slow down ethanol "consumption" (in the stomach) because they take up lots of space to "consume" and do it long etc. Then it seems to say that Sugar does the same but fastens the process. Is it my comprehension skills or did you do a little mistake midway?
Tom Derby (5 months ago)
How long did it take to type that
Rhyme Ducky Time (2 years ago)
Nicolas Diaz Aaah! Now I get it! I totally left out the "diet" there
Nicolas Diaz (2 years ago)
It did say that sugar makes it slower. Afterwards it said that diet sodas would hit faster because they don't have the sugar.
Rhyme Ducky Time (2 years ago)
I once read that alcohol is supposed to suppress hormones that suppress some actions of us, like spouting some bullshit or doing risky stuff. HOWEVER, I don't remember the source, it was only one source I read, and I just barely read it. in this video it says that the neuron connections/transmissions or whatever get slower, thus making you do stuff before thinking it through. my question : Are these two the same thing or not ?
The Solid Creative (2 years ago)
John, have you been drinking?
sittiporn suksem (2 years ago)
งง
Legend O Nor (2 years ago)
Now explain why I don't get hangovers no matter how much I drink
Home is Best (2 years ago)
Been abused by alcoholics since my youth. Stole my innocence to say the least. Best friend was killed by a drunk driver. Never drank in my entire life because of all this. Anyone who gets drunk in my nearest vicinity will pay the price of wishing they never were in my presence. Just speaking from living from the horrors of what alcohol does to people.
SNAFU! (1 year ago)
I'm a good drinker unlike them...
Joey Huntington (1 year ago)
hey guy im drunk as fuck but im just chilling at my house watching this video yeah SATURDAY NIGHT
Artyom (2 years ago)
goddelusion100 I didn't mean good for your health. I meant it's a good time and it isn't gonna kill you when used in moderation
goddelusion100 (2 years ago)
Artyom that's a myth fed to you by big daddy government. Alcohol is not good for you in any quantity. It's a poison. All these bullshit studies were funded by the government, which make billions of alcohol taxation.
Artyom (2 years ago)
Miss Pocket Protector Alcohol is good if you use it responsibly.
Christian Matthew (2 years ago)
Tried every alcohol in every quantity in college, and determined it just doesn't affect me like other people. No matter how much or how little I drank, I never got the "enhanced" feeling others drank for. It's a waste of money to get nothing out of it. Would be interesting to see a video on why mind altering substances don't work for everyone.
Joey Huntington (1 year ago)
hang out with me dude ill show you the way youre full of shit bnut in a good way
Jax (1 year ago)
l0l
zjuchi (1 year ago)
Christian Matthew coz u taking a sip every 20min
Kenlimepie (2 years ago)
Simple answer: you drink too much.
thadude1337 (2 years ago)
Does water also get absorbed through the stomach walls as well or is it just the ethanol?
Tom Derby (5 months ago)
thadude1337 wahta
thadude1337 (2 years ago)
How long does it take for water to be absorbed then? and does drinking more water help drunkness...Well i guess it does since there is so much suger dehydrating you in beer and wine.
Reactions (2 years ago)
Excellent question. Water is actually mainly absorbed in the small intestine, and isn't absorbed by your stomach.
OmegaLord (2 years ago)
Alcohol does none of this to me. I just get tired and feel ill.
Tom Derby (5 months ago)
Are u sure ?
ZuKO LF (1 year ago)
Donn Aldak i feel full of energy and tho sleepy and in need to meet with a toilet
Paula VYE (2 years ago)
You guys, could have more translations for better understanding! :}
Reactions (2 years ago)
We always put up closed captioning on our videos and we do want to have more translations, however, we sadly don't have the bandwidth right now. We're hoping we can eventually have captions in multiple languages.
Constance Lovejoy (2 years ago)
Can u talk slower? It's hard to understand what u r saying. Written transcripts would be helpful😊
Tom Derby (5 months ago)
Hahaha I’m dunk
Reactions (2 years ago)
We always upload closed captioning with our videos--you just have to turn them on in YouTube :)
JRSaroj (2 years ago)
nice very informatic video
Irun Mon (2 years ago)
Very informative, and I love survey! :D
RoastedBattleSquirrL (2 years ago)
Seeing how the stuff is even carcinogenic and all kinds of useless and dangerous, i wonder when we're gonna see anti-alcohol campaigns and mandatory labels of car crashes and violence victims on bottles and equivalent posters in discos, or separated areas for alcohol users in restaurants... (this is not meant as irony)
Brandon Kelley (9 months ago)
I still don't know why alcohol advertisement are not treated same as tobacco products. IE no radio, billboard or TV.... As long as the advertisements continue, encouraging us to find our beach, climb our mountain, and seize the moment (keep in mind children see the ads too, during sporting events, etc) alcohol is staying normalized and becomes a suitable outlet for younger people , especially those in college, to crave as just the next step in social experience. That flirtation with achieving and doing what they've seen on alcohol commercials for 15+ years leads to a large majority of young folk discovering alcohol, and never learning how to live with out it
Bruno Cobucci (2 years ago)
Agreed
Riz2336 (2 years ago)
I drink beer everyday, hell yeah.
Dani Rose (11 months ago)
Alcohol poisoning and liver failure
CK (1 year ago)
weak shit. But its good.
Elaine Seward (2 years ago)
Beer was an inspiration and motivation for this video.
Blobscast Addie (2 years ago)
I have to complain about the part about absorbing less ethanol by eating more foods before you drink. Why would you not want to get drunk, that's the only reason people drink alcohol, not for the taste.
Love your show! Change nothing! :D
Reactions (2 years ago)
Thanks! We appreciate it.
H Piroska (2 years ago)
NOTIFICATION SQUAD REPORTING IN!
Emily Smith (1 year ago)
Hell yeah
H Piroska (2 years ago)
@Reactions :))
Reactions (2 years ago)
+Joe Piroska 👏👏👏
Nico Mariño (2 years ago)
Wanna know the solution to stop feeling hungover? . . . . . . . . -Don't drink.
Tom Derby (5 months ago)
latinoheat300ur really funny
Artyom (2 years ago)
Weed reverses my hangovers very nicely
Christian Suarez (2 years ago)
smoke weed :) trust me  indica
Christian Matthew (2 years ago)
Alcohol has more confirmation bias than any other hobby in the world.
Nico Mariño (2 years ago)
@latinoheat300 So do you have to drink to be with people? If that's your case you may wanna go see a doctor...
Aris Munandar (2 years ago)
second
Liah Janae (2 years ago)
first😊😊😊

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