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Alcohol composition and marijuana are loaded with toxic elements and must not be used

Alcohol composition and marijuana: The truth about alcohol usage

Alcohol may be a golden liquid appealing to many people but its glittering image is just an invitation to treat. What looks good is just in the face value. But the real alcohol composition is loaded with toxic elements harmful to human health. Therefore, what is the true content of alcohol? Speaking to the experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the leadership of Doctor Dalal Akoury MD it is evident that alcohol consists of just one substance only (ethanol) while on the other hand, marijuana contains more than 400 known chemicals, including some cancer-causing substances found in tobacco smoke. Unlike cigarette smokers, marijuana smokers inhale deeply and hold the smoke as long as possible to increase the effect of the drug thereby worsening the damage to the lungs.

Alcohol is eliminated from the body in a few hours, but THC stays in the body for weeks, possibly months, depending on the length and intensity of usage. That is to say THC damages the immune system while alcohol doesn’t. And just to put one point right, we are not trying to reduce in any way the dangers of alcohol abuse, absolutely not because the fact is alcohol is equally harmful. But that said and done, it is equally important for users to know the intensity of chemicals in marijuana and that some of them causes cancer and remain in the body long after the drug is taken.

Alcohol depresses your central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), lowers inhibitions and impairs judgment. Drinking large amounts can lead to a coma and even death. Mixing alcohol with medications or street drugs is extremely dangerous and can be fatal. Alcohol influences your brain and leads to a loss of coordination, slowed reflexes, distorted vision, memory lapses, and blackouts. Teenage bodies are still growing and alcohol has a greater impact on young people’s physical and mental well-being than on older people.

Alcohol composition and marijuana: Short and Long-term Effects

Finally, and according to the experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, feelings of warmth, flushed skin, impaired judgment, lack of coordination, slurred speech and memory and comprehension loss. Heavy drinking usually results in a serious hangover, shakiness, anxieties, headache, weakness, nausea, and sometimes vomiting. While on the other hand the unpleasant tolerance effects of alcohol that results in one developing the skills and ability to drink more. This leads to a deteriorating physical condition that can include liver damage and increases the risk of heart disease. A pregnant woman may give birth to a baby with defects that affect the baby’s heart, brain, and other major organs. A person can become dependent on alcohol. If someone suddenly stops drinking, withdrawal symptoms may set in. They range from jumpiness, sleeplessness, sweating and poor appetite to convulsions and sometimes death. Alcohol abuse can also lead to violence and conflicts in one’s personal relationships.

Alcohol composition and marijuana: The truth about alcohol usage