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Alcohol and Other Drugs


February 8, 2023 Addictions

Psychosocial Workers

There is only one substance that, when taken with alcohol, has beneficial health effects, and that is food. The presence of food in the gastrointestinal tract has a positive effect on the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream. The type of food ingested also plays an important role. Indeed, the fatter the food, the slower the passage of alcohol from the stomach to the intestine and the longer the time it takes to assimilate the alcohol, thus lowering the blood alcohol level of an individual.  

Do's and Don'ts of Mixing 

GREEN LIGHT: A happy mixture  

  • Alcohol and food 
  • Alcohol in cocktails 

ORANGE LIGHT: Vigilance is required  

  • Alcohol and coffee  
  • Alcohol and energy drinks  
  • Alcohol and gambling  

RED LIGHT: Beware! 

  • Alcohol and tobacco  
  • Alcohol and drugs 
  • Alcohol and medication 
  • Alcohol and cannabis  
  • Alcohol and other illicit drugs 

VIOLET LIGHT: Serious danger 

  • Alcohol and sedatives  

Did you know that?  

Sedatives such as PCP (mescaline, mess, horse, angel dust, TH) and ketamine (Special K, vitamin K, ket, ketty) are sold on the street. When alcohol is combined with these types of psychotropic drugs, it creates a reinforcing synergy, which means that the combined depressant effects are greater than the sum of these effects taken separately. This type of combination can result in extreme central nervous system depression that can include anything from confusion to unconsciousness and death.

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