It is a wedding party at your home and you notice something very strange on the dinner table. Your husband, son and his son, are all drunk! It reminds you of your father, grandfather and uncles who never missed a chance to pour down glasses of alcohol, only to get drunk. Nobody can blame you if you start wondering if alcoholism is inherited. Scientists claim that after conducting extensive research under laboratory conditions, they have found the link between alcoholism and genes. Children, whose parents are alcoholics, will gradually take a liking to alcohol sooner or later in life. According to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, children of alcoholics have four times more probability than other children to become alcoholics, though environmental factors could be a factor in many of those cases. So if you have had a drinking problem in your family, your kids are likely to start drinking when they become young adults! Check out some myths and facts about alcoholism which may surprise you!
Taking a cocktail of different drinks and switching from beer to wine to other spirits can make all the more drunk.
Taking different types of alcohol will have more or less the same effect of intoxicating you as you would have one single type of alcohol. But, it can make your stomach really sick and may even require you to throw up.
Out of all the alcoholic beverages, beer is the least intoxicating drink and will not get you as drunk as any other hard liquor.
A 12 ounce beer, single 4-ounce glass wine, a normal mixed drink and a cocktail will intoxicate you equally. It is not true that beer is less intoxicating; it is as harmful as any other beverage and certainly has loads of fattening calories.
To get rid of the drunken feeling or hangovers, drink coffee or have a cold shower or get some fresh air.
The body will dispel alcohol only with time. On an average, the body takes an hour to get rid off alcohol of one single drink. So, the more number of drinks you have, the more time it will take to get rid off it. Coffee will make you wide-awake but won’t help in getting rid of the alcohol.
Alcohol gets everyone drunk and makes them react and behave in the same way as everyone else.
Not really. There are many who get drunk even with a single peg of rum and many others who can go on drinking beer, tequila, wine and still have enough control over their senses. It depends on the person’s body weight, gender, body chemistry, metabolism, age, etc.
Having heavy food, especially rice, before you hit on the drinks will get you less drunk and keep you sober.
Eating food before you drink will postpone the absorption of alcohol in your body. Just because you ate a lot of rice before drinking does not mean you won’t get drunk if you dunk down glasses! You can definitely get drunk even after eating a meal before you drink.