What Alcohol Really Does to Your Brain  
10/17/2012 8:30:40 AM

What happens once that vodka cranberry works its way through your bloodstream and hits the control center behind your eyes? We hear many different things about how alcohol affects the brain and body, most notably that it is a depressant. That’s only part of the story. Alcohol is a depressant, but it’s also a sort of indirect stimulant, and plays a few other roles that might surprise you.