Alcohol & Health: Understanding Alcohol's Effects

Alcohol affects nearly every organ in the body, from head to toe. Read on to learn more about the sometimes surprising way that alcohol affects our physical and mental health.

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Nov 03, 2023

How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your System? Factors of Alcohol Metabolism Rate

Ian Landau

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