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Girls and Drinking

As much as we’d like it if everything were equal between girls and boys, some things just aren’t. For instance, girls’ bodies process alcohol differently than guys’ do. Because of this, girls who drink the same amount as guys usually do more damage to themselves.

• You’ve probably heard that most of the human body is made up of water. But girls actually have less water in their bodies than boys do. This is perfectly normal—in fact, most of the time it makes no difference at all. But because water helps to dilute alcohol, if a girl and a guy drink the same amount of alcohol, the girl will have a higher concentration of alcohol in her blood. So, girls get drunk faster—but many don’t realize it. And that’s a danger.

• Ready to get technical? Alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) is an enzyme that breaks down alcohol in your stomach so that less of it enters your circulatory system. In girls this enzyme is less active, meaning that when girls drink the same amount as guys, more alcohol enters girls’ blood stream.

• You probably already know that your period makes your hormones go crazy, but there’s another side to this story. These monthly hormone changes can also affect the way your body processes alcohol. To make a long story short: Girls get drunk faster and stay drunk longer than boys. That means it will take less alcohol to make you do something you’ll regret, and you’ll have less time to avoid alcohol poisoning!

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9 Responses to "Girls and Drinking"

I absolutely agree with you. And thanks to your article, I learned a lot new that helped me a lot. Thank you very much.

Hi!
I just wanted to say that what you are talking about I agree with entirely. I just wanted you to know that I am a wordpress blogger and I think it is so cool that somebody is using blogging power for good.
Thanks!

i think that what this atcle is letting us know is good. it is allowing girls to kno that they can’t intake alcohol like boys can. and that it is not safe for them to drink alcohol as much. i find this wbsite really interesting because before i read this i did not know about these facts. Thank you ! x

this is great and super helpful for my school assessment, and also makes me think about how to avoid drinking! <3

Yes this is a really nice blog. I never knew this(:

THIS IS GREAT :)

This is really great.it teaches us girls that we can talk it out

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