Alcohol the most widely used and abused drug. Alcohol is a drug that varies in the effect that it causes on people based on the amount of beverage that is consumed, the alcohol concentration, the body weight and the stomach context of the person. It is being researched as how much experience has to do with the way in which people act, but the best theory is that people act in the way that they are used to acting under the influence. Alcohol sometimes to provide people as an excuse to engage in actions that are socially unacceptable, but as the posters are the U provide "But I was drunk" is not an excuse. Although it seems that alcohol is a stimulant, it is actually a depressant. It acts as it at a lower dose because it depresses areas of the brain that inhibit emotion and behavior, then at higher doses there becomes slower thinking, impaired concentration, walking and muscular coordination, and at some higher doses people can sometimes experience a mix stimulating and sedating effects. At extremely high doses people can experience "blacking out" which is a loss of memory, and passing out, which is like falling asleep. The problem is that some people don't appropriately handle their consumption of alcohol and do bad things, such as driving, while intoxicated. Also some people become dependant on alcohol and a challenge for people in collage is that most people either don't know when they are alcoholics or they say an excuse like, that's what collage is for. As this article shows, the newer technology can help people know if they are alcoholics, and although it is hard to tell the cause even though there is a correlation, it is a good start. http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Health/20111005/student-drinking-social-media-profiles-111005/ And Here is a picture to leave you with: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_KEDScn-6OGA/TDTb6J4LhLI/AAAAAAAACto/AtSG5U1Zo88/s400/beer%2520addicted%2520funny%2520picture%2520deep%2520thoughts%2520stick%2520figure.jpg
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Subliminal perception is when a person receives information without them consciously knowing it. This is a extremely important concept because it is possible that using subliminal perception people could be helped mentally or be forced to think or do things because they had ideas unconsciously put in them. There was this article http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/03/070308121938.htm that said that some researchers proved that subliminal messages, and advertising do effect people in some way. It also said that some attention is needed for the message to have some lasting effect on the brain. This last part is rather interesting for advertising because it forces advertisers to gain the attention of the consumers, put in their subliminal advertising, all while making sure that the consumer is not so focused on the advertising that the subliminal message will be completely ignored. It is remarkable that the UK bans subliminal advertising and that the U.S. does not, because although it has not been proven that subliminal advertising can make someone think something up out of the blue it is likely that it can push ones thought towards a certain end. For example when I am hungry and get the urge to eat some chicken nuggets and the first place that comes to mind is the burger king that is right by my house, its unlikely that subliminal advertising made me think to go to Burger King but it is entirely possible that a subliminal message pushed me to have a craving for chicken nuggets which in turn made me think of the place I always go to eat chicken nuggets. This could have a huge impact on the way we live our lives.