A report on Short-term effects of alcohol consumption

Results of the 2010 ISCD study ranking the levels of damage caused by drugs, in the opinion of drug-harm experts. When harm to self and others is summed, alcohol was the most harmful of all drugs considered, scoring 72%.
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Epidemiology: Disability-adjusted life year for alcohol use disorders per 100,000 inhabitants in 2004.
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less than 50
50–150
150–250
250–350
350–450
450–550
550–650
650–750
750–850
850–950
950–1050
more than 1050

The short-term effects of alcohol (more specifically ethanol) consumption range from a decrease in anxiety and motor skills and euphoria at lower doses to intoxication (drunkenness), stupor, unconsciousness, anterograde amnesia (memory "blackouts"), and central nervous system depression at higher doses.

- Short-term effects of alcohol consumption
Results of the 2010 ISCD study ranking the levels of damage caused by drugs, in the opinion of drug-harm experts. When harm to self and others is summed, alcohol was the most harmful of all drugs considered, scoring 72%.

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Hippocampus (brain)

Anterograde amnesia

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Loss of the ability to create new memories after the event that caused amnesia, leading to a partial or complete inability to recall the recent past, while long-term memories from before the event remain intact.

Loss of the ability to create new memories after the event that caused amnesia, leading to a partial or complete inability to recall the recent past, while long-term memories from before the event remain intact.

Hippocampus (brain)

Anterograde amnesia can also be caused by alcohol intoxication, a phenomenon commonly known as a blackout.