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Is Alcohol a Depressant?

Cover picture for the articleAlcohol can produce stimulating effects, but the drug is a depressant. The drug affects your central nervous system (CNS), impacting the way your brain communicates with the nerves in your body. Depressants affect the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which slows down your brain activity. This can lead to side effects...

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