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Effects of Alcohol on the Body

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Effects of Alcohol on the Body
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Print Effects of Alcohol on the Body Reading Comprehension


Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.85

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    depressant, hangover, intoxication, thirdly, liquor, alcoholic, lengthy, short-term, cirrhosis, cope, gender, coma, long-term, genetic, emotional, thereby
     content words:    United States


Effects of Alcohol on the Body
By Jennifer Kenny
  

1     Many young people find it tempting to drink alcohol by sneaking some with their friends at parties. They think this behavior is innocent and harmless. They think they won't look cool if they don't have any. Is this behavior really harmless though?
 
2     Well, first and foremost, in the United States, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to drink alcohol. Even though those over 21 can legally consume it doesn't make it less dangerous for them either.
 
3     Alcohol is a drug. It can be found in beer, wine, and other kinds of liquor. Why is alcohol considered a drug? Well, a drug causes changes in a person's physical and emotional state. Alcohol does this as well. The changes caused by drinking alcohol are known as intoxication. No form of alcohol is considered perfectly safe. Alcohol has several short-term and long-term effects on the human mind and body.

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