Health Risks Related to Alcohol

Short-term effects of alcohol use include:

  • distorted vision, hearing, and coordination
  • altered perceptions and emotions
  • impaired judgment
  • bad breath
  • hangovers

Long-term effects of heavy alcohol use include:

  • loss of appetite
  • skin problems
  • sexual impotence
  • malnutrition (food substitution; digestion interference)
  • delirium tremors: disorientation, hallucinations, memory loss
  • brain damage and possible permanent psychosis
  • cancer of the mouth, esophagus, or stomach due to alcohol irritation
  • heart disease, enlarged heart, or congestive heart failure
  • liver damage, including cirrhosis, liver cancer, and alcohol hepatitis
  • irritation of the stomach lining causing ulcers and/or gastritis
  • damage to the adrenal/pituitary glands
  • fatal bleeding from esophagus
  • birth defects or injury to the fetus during pregnancy
  • respiratory depression
  • increased aggressiveness, possible abuse of others
  • impairment of coordination and judgment

Student Handbook Contact Info

Jim Wiltgen
Dean of Students
(501) 450-1222
wiltgen@hendrix.edu

Kesha Baoua
Assoc. Dean of Students;
Director of the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities
(501) 450-1222
baoua@hendrix.edu

De Ann Huett
Administrative Assistant 
(501) 450-1222
huett@hendrix.edu

 

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