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18175 No.9874  
It's midsummer here in Finland. What's up elsewhere?

Also, alcohol thread.
>> No.9875  
It's midsummer here in southeast UK, my room is humid as fuck.

Fuck yeah alcohol.
>> No.9876  
>>9875
Ah, nice. Do you have anything like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meat_doughnut this in UK?

Just saying that that stuff tastes AWESOME when drunk.
>> No.9877  
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I have an alcoholic relative and she is scary when she is drunk. That's why I will never drink. Alcohol turns people into scary monsters. I don't want to be a monster!
>> No.9878  
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>>9877
Sounds like my father, except it makes me want to drink even more. Pic probably not related.
>> No.9892  
Here in central California, all seasons feel identical.
>> No.9893  
>>9876
Finland has just gained a few points in my eyes. That looks great.
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Definitely midsummer here in the Appalachians (US). Not much going on except work and alcohol and humid heat.

>>9878

Petting is always related.
>> No.10014  
Got drunk for the first time in my life today. Feels bad, man.
>> No.10016  
>>10014
Please expand, anon. I'd hate to see a potential alcoholic ruin his chances by regarding the first time as exemplary.
>> No.10018  
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>>10016
>>10014
Mortality rate
A report of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that medium and high consumption of alcohol led to 75,754 deaths in the USA in 2001. Low consumption has some beneficial effects, so a net 59,180 deaths were attributed to alcohol.[41]

In the U.K., heavy drinking is blamed for up to 33,000 deaths a year.[42]

A study in Sweden found that 29% to 44% of "unnatural" deaths (those not caused by illness) were related to alcohol; the causes of death included suicide, falls, traffic injuries, asphyxia, intoxication and murder.[43]

A global study found that 3.6% of all cancer cases worldwide are caused by alcohol drinking, resulting in 3.5% of all global cancer deaths.[32] A U.K. study found that alcohol causes about 6% of cancer deaths in the U.K., killing over 9,000 people a year.[31]

Cancer
Alcohol consumption has been linked with seven different types of cancer: mouth cancer, pharyngeal cancer, oesophageal cancer, laryngeal cancer, breast cancer, bowel cancer and liver cancer.[31] The risk of developing cancer increases even with a moderate consumption of as little as 3 units of alcohol (one pint of lager or a large glass of wine) a day.[31] Heavy drinkers are more likely to develop liver cancer due to cirrhosis of the liver.[31]

A global study found that 3.6% of all cancer cases worldwide are caused by alcohol drinking, resulting in 3.5% of all global cancer deaths.[32] A U.K. study found that alcohol causes about 6% of cancer deaths in the U.K., killing over 9,000 people a year.[31]

Women who regularly consume low to moderate amounts of alcohol have an increased risk of cancers of the upper digestive tract, rectum, liver, and breast.[33][34] For both men and women, consuming two or more drinks daily increases the risk of pancreatic cancer by 22%.[35]

Red wine contains resveratrol, which has some anti-cancer effects in laboratory cells, however, based on studies done so far, there is no strong evidence that red wine could protect against cancer in humans.[36]

Alcoholism
Proclivity to alcoholism is believed to be partially genetic; individuals with such propensity may have a different biochemical response to alcohol, though this is disputed. Alcohol addiction can also lead to malnutrition because it can alter digestion and metabolism of most nutrients. Severe thiamine deficiency is common due to deficiency of folate, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and selenium and can lead to Korsakoff's syndrome. Muscle cramps, nausea, appetite loss, nerve disorders and depression are some common symptoms. It can also lead to osteoporosis and bone fractures due to vitamin D deficiency (vitamin D helps in calcium absorption).

Dementia
Long-term moderate or short-term excessive (binge) drinking has been linked to dementia; it is estimated that between 10% to 24% of dementia cases are caused by alcohol consumption, with women being at greater risk than men.[26][27] Alcoholism is associated with a type of alcohol-related dementia called Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, which is caused by a deficiency in thiamine (vitamin B1).[28]

The toxic effects of alcohol on the brain are caused by the neurotoxic effects of alcohol, interaction with nutritional deficiencies, and the neurotoxicity of withdrawal.[29] In rats, extended consumption of alcohol "did not produce anatomic deficits", but the withdrawal was associated with neuronal loss.[29] Alcohol interferes with the neurotransmitter glutamate, increasing (upregulating) the number of glutamate receptors in the brain. When alcohol intake is reduced, the glutamate receptors become overactive and neurotoxic.[28] Other effects which could contribute to withdrawal include the facilitation of GABA, upregulation of certain voltage sensitive calcium channels, and dopamine release.[29]

In people aged 55 and over, daily light to moderate drinking (one to three drinks) was associated with a 42% drop in the probability of developing dementia, and a 70% reduction in risk of vascular dementia.[30] The researchers suggest alcohol may stimulate the release of acetylcholine in the hippocampus area of the brain.[30]
>> No.10132  
>>10018

I find that picture fairly erotic, and I'm unsure exactly why. Something about girls falling down and then lying helpless or unconscious with a puddle of blood gets me. Rain is a nice touch.
>> No.10157  
After being sober for almost two years, I decided to start socializing again and have been hitting bars with some friends every now and then. I drink a lot less than I used to and only beer, even though I prefer liquor. Feels okay man.
>> No.10162  
>>10018

I wonder if they've done any studies on the long-term health effects of being uptight.
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>>9874
OP here, bumping this old thread while drunk. What's up people? :(
>> No.12752  
>>12747
Hello drunk OP. I will be going out to drink tonight.

What are you having right now? What's with the emoticon, are you sad?
>> No.12764  
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I'm going to go make a drink, now. Maybe just some amaretto in warm milk, since it's late.
>> No.42157  
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