This Is How Alcohol Gets You Drunk

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Your ultimate New Years Eve celebration might include a sparkly outfit, dance music, your best friends, and (most likely) lots of bubbly. But have you ever wondered what's going on in your brain when you become intoxicated? Us too—we're nerds. Why can drinking pump you up, make you feel like a star dancer, then make you stumble down the stairs? Find out in the video below.

Booze Is All About Chemical Reactions

It all starts with a molecule called ethanol.

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Why Do We Get Blackout Drunk?

There's drunk, then there's "drug-induced brain dysfunction." But why does it happen?

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Does Alcohol Really Keep You Warm?

That's a big NOPE. But the opposite might be true.

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Written by Curiosity Staff December 29, 2016