Alcohol & Its Effects

Alcohol & Its Effects

Certification Areas and Continuing Education: 2 Hours Total

Listen to the voices of recovering users, top alcohol researchers, and treatment professionals as they explore the emotional and physical reasons for drinking, the craving, plus the role genetics and environment plays.

This video is divided into two parts: Overview & Effects, plus Addiction, Other Programs & Treatments. It describes alcohol's effects based on blood alcohol levels and length of use; the neurochemistry of tolerance and withdrawal; the social and legal consequences of drinking, and its toxic effect on a developing fetus.


While completing Alcohol & Its Effects: Fostering My Beautiful Brain, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the physiology of Absorption, Distribution, and Metabolism of Alcohol and the concept of Blood Alcohol Level.
  2. Compare and contrast the five levels of alcohol use.
  3. Understand the role of tolerance and withdrawal and the development of alcoholism.
  4. Learn the effects of chronic long term high use of Alcohol on the brain and body.
  5. Identify three community resources in your area providing detoxification, treatment, and recovery support services, including 12 Step Programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous. (Consider visiting these programs to expand or refresh your professional understanding.)