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Alcohol and You: An Interactive Body

Nearly every organ system of our body is affected by alcohol. For individuals ages 18 and older, even a serving or two of alcohol per day can increase the risk of certain cancers, and drinking heavily over the years can cause irreversible damage to virtually every organ. Alcohol can also impact brain development. Fortunately, diseases caused by alcohol misuse can be prevented by reducing—or, even better—stopping drinking alcohol.

Click on one of the organs in the interactive body to find out more!

If you have trouble using the interactive feature below or Javascript is disabled, view this page for a list of alcohol's effects on the body.

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Alcohol and You: An Interactive Body interactive game for learning the human body