What Actually Happens When You Get Drunk? ft. Hannah Hart

By Brian Lemay 100 comments

Hey there and welcome to Life Noggin. Science is awesome. We know this. It can help explain what’s going on when
you come across new things in life. One of these new things you might encounter
is having a drink of an adult beverage. It can make you feel different than you have
before, and if you drink enough, you can get drunk. I brought my good friend Hannah Hart from
My Drunk Kitchen to help explain. So Hannah, so what happens to you and your
body when you get drunk? Hannah:
Well obviously make sure to wait until the legal age of wherever you live to actually
have a drink yourself! We should start off with what happens when
you first start to drink. Early on, as you’re having a glass of wine
or a bottle of beer, the alcohol in whatever you’re drinking will make its way on down
to your stomach. Once it’s here, the alcohol will quickly
get absorbed into your bloodstream, and then it can be transmitted through your body. But the main place that actually breaks down
or metabolizes alcohol in your body is your liver. Your body does this because, while some people
like the way alcohol makes them feel, alcohol is actually pretty poisonous to you. When your liver encounters alcohol enzymes
known as alcohol dehydrogenase, or ADH, and aldehyde dehydrogenase, or ALDH, it will metabolize
the alcohol. These enzymes break down alcohol and convert
it into something called acetaldehyde. This can then be metabolized into a less active
byproduct known as acetate, which can be broken down even further into things like water and
carbon dioxide so that you can easily eliminate this stuff from your body. So how do you start to get drunk? Well, this happens when you drink more alcohol
than your liver can process. Your body can only metabolize a certain amount
of alcohol at a time, and it’s usually not a lot. This amount can vary depending on a number
of different factors, from liver size and body mass, to what ADH and ALDH enzymes you
have, which research has shown to vary among different people. When you drink more alcohol than your liver
can process at a time, you start to get drunk as your blood-alcohol level rises. At first, this may make you feel good. You might feel a sense of euphoria and other
stimulating effects as more dopamine is released within you. But at a certain point, things will often
take a turn. You might become more clumsy and not react
to things as fast as you would normally. Your vision could get also blurry. Since your body is trying to do all it can
to rid itself of the alcohol, it’s also likely you’ll need to pee. A LOT. Getting drunk can also lower your inhibitions
and alter the way you think, so you might make choices you wouldn’t have made if you
were sober. And that can make for some pretty interesting
stories…that I will not get into because we don’t have the time. Now, when talking about getting drunk, people
often want to know if there are ways to cure or prevent hangovers. While some things may make you feel better,
there doesn’t seem to be much scientific evidence that a true cure exists. According to a study published in the British
Medical Journal, researchers weeded down nearly 300 potential relevant articles on hangover
cures to a total of only 8 that had randomised controlled trials and that met their inclusion
criteria. In their research, they found no compelling
evidence that suggests that there is anything that’s actually effective for treating or
preventing a hangover. In the end, it seems more about treating the
symptoms of a hangover rather than being able to cure it all together. Hey, if you’re old enough, where were you
when you had your first drink? Let us know in the comment below! Thank you so much to Hannah for being in this
video! Her series “My Drunk Kitchen” is hilarious,
and ya know, there is some education in there. Make sure you go subscribe right now if you
haven’t already, and tell her Blocko sent you! As always, name is Blocko, this has been Life
Noggin, don’t forget to keep on thinking. WOOO!


Life Noggin

Jul 7, 2018, 6:55 pm Reply

Why do humans mix alcohol with everything!? Orange juice? Apple juice? Tomato juice? Why don't we just start putting it in soup!?…wait…don't actually do that.
Thank you for watching and thank you to Hannah Hart for being in this video!
Check out her channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSYNEkkuhoA


Jul 7, 2019, 3:34 am Reply

Im 16 i just got drunk a couple of weeks ago for the first time i got drunk while i watched ScarFace and man was it good except for the nausea i got afterwards still i enjoyed it


Jul 7, 2019, 11:09 am Reply

Wtf I am 13 and I drink. Right now I am drinking cup of beer and this came into my recommendation.

Jennifer Kent

Jul 7, 2019, 1:37 am Reply

There are ways to prevent or partially prevent hangovers, one being drinking a lot of water

Nati H

Jul 7, 2019, 11:25 am Reply

I'm a minor who drank an adult beverage and liked it! O no! Imma get spanked! x'(

Bfb Pen

Jul 7, 2019, 2:08 pm Reply


SportsMan 95

Jul 7, 2019, 7:38 pm Reply

2:26 ??? true!!


Jul 7, 2019, 8:11 pm Reply

I think i know how to prevent hangover, drink lots of water while drunk (after peeing) and it should help since hangovers are caused by dehydration

Pat McCrotch

Jul 7, 2019, 10:10 pm Reply

There is a proven hangover cure! It's called another drink!

Zain Raza

Jul 7, 2019, 10:56 pm Reply

Alcohol: omae wa no shinderu

Someone: NANI?!

Maisha Broski

Jul 7, 2019, 8:34 am Reply

Me in the future: *Drinks Alcohol*
Me drunk after: *Bombs a place without anyone knowing*

Icy Snow

Jul 7, 2019, 12:23 pm Reply

My question is can you die for being alcoholic? Because my uncle died the doctor said a vein from his brain was snapped and he was complaining about his head hurting so much and he was being crazy shouting in the hospital room and they say he got comatosed but someone said they only used a calming injection but the next day he died im really curious of why this happened can someone answer my question?
(Im not english so sorry if my grammar is bad)

Gavin Phoummany

Jul 7, 2019, 6:36 pm Reply


Kitten lord

Jul 7, 2019, 10:16 pm Reply

So being drunk is like being really sleepy for me at least and no I don't drink I'm too young


Jul 7, 2019, 4:32 am Reply

My mom gave me a little bit of beer watered down with tons of ice when I was in elementary school and it tasted disgusting. I'm not touching alcohol ever again


Jul 7, 2019, 2:57 pm Reply

Worst combination ever

Drunk dad with belt

The Ramen Bros JC

Jul 7, 2019, 2:47 am Reply

Wait… did he just throw his liver?

Scorpius VC

Jul 7, 2019, 3:28 am Reply

It’s not ADH it’s ADHD XD

Redcoke Official

Jul 7, 2019, 10:14 am Reply

First time i got really drunk was at my moms birthday with my friend ?

Redcoke Official

Jul 7, 2019, 10:15 am Reply

It also was before legal age

Cody Greer

Jul 7, 2019, 12:01 am Reply

Well. I’m not the age to drink. But have drank before. And the first time I was drunk. I was at a concert. About 3 years ago. I drank 4 beers in an hour and a half and was absolutely smashed. Now I can handle a lot more alcohol than that.

L e n e xツ

Jul 7, 2019, 10:07 am Reply

Wait people mix Alcohol with Apple Juice ? ? ?

visible confusion

Tilda Nilsson

Jul 7, 2019, 10:34 pm Reply

I was 16 and at home alone

Ava N Friends TV

Jul 7, 2019, 4:34 pm Reply

Hello I have autism

Midnight Mustang

Jul 7, 2019, 2:05 pm Reply

Hence why I'll never drink

Happy Guy

Jul 7, 2019, 3:18 am Reply

Br vsvk zodrbc at 12 years o d


Jul 7, 2019, 8:55 am Reply

#dearblocko why do you puke when you drink alcohol

Andrei Ramos

Jul 7, 2019, 2:10 pm Reply

My dad is drinking while his friends play and drink right now

C Bynum

Jul 7, 2019, 1:03 am Reply

I’m never gonna drink after this

Duarte Papa Vicente

Aug 8, 2019, 4:32 am Reply

Throw up and drink milk ? and you won’t be hung over. Plus cranberry juice if you are hung over.

Charbel Peters

Aug 8, 2019, 12:21 am Reply

I nearly died when I was 14 from alcohol I skulled half a bottle of whiskey on an empty stomach ahahaha

Angelo and Estevan BFF forever

Aug 8, 2019, 1:22 pm Reply

My friend: le drinks

Me:running like a fast zombie

Pro Gamer

Aug 8, 2019, 8:06 pm Reply

watches while drunk

Kyle Russell

Aug 8, 2019, 9:58 pm Reply

I have a cure don't drink in the first ?


Aug 8, 2019, 2:37 am Reply

I accidentally drank alcohol and it diagnosed me with anxiety because I thought it was poison

Aiden Meir Balce

Aug 8, 2019, 9:26 am Reply


Zack Rehn

Aug 8, 2019, 2:41 pm Reply

Where i (Baltimore) drinking is a huge problem to where people drag them selves on the ally and even beat up cars and the park i love near has so much glass and there was a message saying you can drink just don't drink to much with i think is wrong it should be don't drink instead of you can drink just don't drink too much,

Not Sophia

Aug 8, 2019, 4:16 am Reply

I hate bear cause it makes my dad do mean things my mom like hit her say bad works words to here I got use to it cause this has bein happening since i was 1 and now am 11 my Dad FINALY StOp YaY

H4NK 000

Aug 8, 2019, 6:23 am Reply

If Im not old enough what then?

DizzyJ 43

Aug 8, 2019, 4:49 pm Reply

Legal drug…. Funnn

Kanna Playz

Aug 8, 2019, 8:06 pm Reply

In England as long as parents are with you you can drink at 8 years old and my dad once gave me a beer and I got drunk af because I could process it ?? imagine a drunk 8 year old walking about??

havok Nkhaos

Aug 8, 2019, 4:49 am Reply


Ginger Young

Aug 8, 2019, 5:43 am Reply

The first drink i ever had i was nearly 2 i had so many beers when my mom walked in i fell on my face

Kael González

Aug 8, 2019, 5:57 am Reply

14 yrs old I took 1 shot of vodka as my first drink

Kaido Q

Aug 8, 2019, 2:04 pm Reply

I was curious about how it gets you drunk since I hope i won't ever get to experience it.

Harmony & Life

Aug 8, 2019, 5:30 pm Reply

I always act drunk so I can never actually tell when I am LMAO


Aug 8, 2019, 2:44 am Reply

i draink first when i was 12 that was with older cousins who were 14 or 15 at the time it was fun but god did i hate myself in the morning

DHh Mdmsm

Aug 8, 2019, 10:16 am Reply

9 year old

Cole Sanders

Aug 8, 2019, 4:37 am Reply

First time i got drunk I was at a party and ended up sleeping with some hot chick. Good times drinking makes me one social mother fu**er…. tbh drunk rn…. dont know why i wanted to watch this… but i think imma make a sandwich or something here soon… getting kinda hangry

Zeek is Greek

Aug 8, 2019, 2:45 pm Reply

I blacked out my very first time… Also will be my very last

Wolf Storm Wizard

Aug 8, 2019, 2:10 am Reply

This is bullshit Nancy when she gets drunk ST

Sozo Doe

Aug 8, 2019, 4:49 am Reply

2:41 Minecraft eating be like:

Carter Hughes

Aug 8, 2019, 4:59 am Reply

Wait, this is literally the guy from Watchmojo.


Aug 8, 2019, 4:59 am Reply

legal age 16 in switzerland lol

Lanette Bartee

Aug 8, 2019, 3:08 pm Reply

Fresh fruit kills hangovers

Rebeca Suciu

Aug 8, 2019, 12:42 pm Reply

I was 14 and had a glass of red wine. I didn't feel anything tbh. It had no effect on me.


Aug 8, 2019, 8:46 pm Reply



Aug 8, 2019, 8:47 pm Reply


Mr Montage

Aug 8, 2019, 7:37 am Reply

I was 12 and chugged a bottle and I regret that?


Aug 8, 2019, 10:13 am Reply

When I was 11 I got drunk on helium… All I remember is passing some friends and nearly falling over before I made it to the door so I could sit down in the other room, I finally snapped back into consciousness and I could see again. I had my own young drunk experience.

dakota roblox

Aug 8, 2019, 11:06 am Reply

What happens when u get way get to drunk

Krusty The Clown

Aug 8, 2019, 4:38 am Reply

Let's just keep this short and say, I've had my experience with jack Daniel's at a young age, but I'm sure my liver is fine


Aug 8, 2019, 8:30 pm Reply

im drunj af and I somewax acrodh this lmfaoo


Aug 8, 2019, 8:48 pm Reply

0:03 Yeah about that

Cuty Candy

Aug 8, 2019, 2:08 pm Reply

I had my first drink in the living room when i was 5. I thought it was apple juice. It wasn't apple juice.

Bruh.atcel !

Aug 8, 2019, 10:22 pm Reply

I’m drunk already


Aug 8, 2019, 4:14 am Reply

I was 3 when I drank my first beer because I didn't know what it was

Big Mac Sac

Aug 8, 2019, 3:39 am Reply


Yikes C

Aug 8, 2019, 11:07 pm Reply

i drink away my problems that’s why i’m an alcoholic at 16 years old

Canadian Tracker

Aug 8, 2019, 4:32 am Reply

I was at home with my mom

Jacob Nevins

Aug 8, 2019, 7:50 am Reply

Who else is watching this while drunk LMAO ?


Aug 8, 2019, 3:26 pm Reply

vodka is just spicy water

Red Eagle

Aug 8, 2019, 5:11 pm Reply

I got drunk for the first time at an engagement party. At the age of 20.


Aug 8, 2019, 12:38 am Reply

i had my first drink when i was 14, it was awesome


Aug 8, 2019, 3:24 am Reply

I was today years old 8-25-19 first time I got drunk I’m 16

Molly Anna major

Aug 8, 2019, 2:08 pm Reply

I drink diluted. Drinks but I still get the same buzz


Aug 8, 2019, 9:52 am Reply

Demoman had drunken about 17,845 Bottles of beer this year

Angry Life Noggin noises

foxys- army

Aug 8, 2019, 8:21 pm Reply

When I was kid my parents was drinking alot but alot

Kim Kae

Aug 8, 2019, 9:22 pm Reply

Wait until your legal age

Me: uhm well about that when i was 10 erm i accidantly drank a half of a bottle beer-

Lynn F

Aug 8, 2019, 10:22 pm Reply

is this minecraft


Sep 9, 2019, 3:10 pm Reply

And though

I thought RedBull was beer but it was an energy drink

Tha Boi

Sep 9, 2019, 7:30 pm Reply

I have less depressions


Sep 9, 2019, 4:57 am Reply

Just.. Don't drink alcohol.. It's not a freaking beverage worth drinking. Just enjoy some fruit juice? Any kind? That would be much better. (I love orange)

A Giraffe Pretending To Be A Man

Sep 9, 2019, 3:17 am Reply

I'm currently watching this drunk

Mr. Cave

Sep 9, 2019, 4:45 am Reply

Um I’ll drink water instead

Çınar Leylak

Sep 9, 2019, 6:47 pm Reply

I'm ten. I really don't know why I watched this.

Mahd animations

Sep 9, 2019, 8:03 pm Reply

At start my ad said, this is Hanna and a girl picture with filters I didn't watch it so I skipped it and I realized this video also have introduced Hanna, coincidence?

Alex Damp minecrafter

Sep 9, 2019, 1:51 am Reply

I was 4, I chugged an entire bottle of ginger ale by accident thinking it was water cause I was freakin thirsty. Mom and Dad ended up with a mostly brain dead 4 year old, hyped up on a bottle of alcohol, the bottle which was the size equivalent of a small backpack. Best day of my life, except for when I got some hangover that was the worst night of my life.

GSG x Dee

Sep 9, 2019, 4:14 am Reply

A kid at my job today stole a beer from somewhere and got really drunk after ordering his food he was falling and stumbling everywhere


Sep 9, 2019, 5:02 am Reply

I’m drunk right now

Nathan x

Sep 9, 2019, 5:21 am Reply

Who else is drunk waching this


Sep 9, 2019, 7:21 pm Reply

Oh no… 2:48 do really blocko have a mouth?! How he just gripped that rose!

( also a jojo meme )
Ohhhhhhh nooooooo!!!

Lis van Seters

Sep 9, 2019, 8:49 pm Reply



Sep 9, 2019, 2:31 pm Reply

A d u l t B e v e r a g e

Yohandi Setyaka

Sep 9, 2019, 6:04 pm Reply

??? ???’? ?????? ????? ???? ??????? ????? ??? ??? ???????????? ????? ???? ????.


Sep 9, 2019, 4:45 pm Reply

who else watchinf this drunk lol


Sep 9, 2019, 7:00 am Reply

Im suer that more that 50% of the viewers are are drunk. Just to be sure, are you drunk/high ?


Sep 9, 2019, 10:58 pm Reply

I’m watching this as a drunk hahaha

Edward Gutierrez

Sep 9, 2019, 4:53 am Reply

Anyone else trashed af?

Benson Low

Sep 9, 2019, 11:29 am Reply

My teacher said the following:" Sometimes outside clubs, i see people, vomiting, then collapsing on to the floor. And yes, perhaps on their vomit. Then they wake up, wash up, and leave possibly the next morning"

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