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Alcohol and Other Drugs - Alcohol Information

Alcohol is generally classified as a central nervous system (CNS)-depressant drug. It affects cell membranes, all neurochemical systems, and all endocrine systems. Moderate alcohol use can be safe, but as the following list of effects shows, long-term or heavy use can be problematic or dangerous.

Facts derived from Maisto, Galizio, & Connors, Drug Use and Misuse, 1991. Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, Inc., Fort Worth.

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Student Wellness Resource Center
235 Memorial Union
Orono, Maine 04469
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The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
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