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How Does Alcohol Make You Drunk?
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How Does Alcohol Make You Drunk?

How Does Alcohol Make You Drunk?
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How Does Alcohol Make You Drunk?

Credit: TED-Ed

Ethanol – this molecule, made of little more than a few carbon atoms, is responsible for drunkenness. Often simply referred to as alcohol, ethanol is the active ingredient in alcoholic beverages.

So how exactly does it cause drunkenness, and why does it have dramatically different effects on different people? Judy Grisel explores alcohol's journey through the body.

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