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Tribal Colleges and Universities Behavior Wellness BASICS Adaptation: Why doesn’t more alcohol feel better?

This is because alcohol is a depressant (it “depresses” or slows down our central nervous system), even though the first effect we experience is a “buzz.”

Alcohol also gives a ”buzz.” By the time we drink enough to reach .05 BAC, we’ve had too much alcohol and lose the “buzz.”


Did you notice you felt different as you drank more alcohol?