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Why does an alcoholic become drunk on less alcohol than a social drinker?

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Alcoholics develop tolerance to alcohol which means that it takes more and more alcohol to achieve the same effects. However, in "late stage" Alcoholism, tolerance decreases and it takes less and less alcohol to achieve the same effects. There is a very real possibility that he is experiencing some liver failure and is no longer able to break down the alcohol, it's also possible that he is still drunk from last time he was drinking and it doesn't take much to put him over the top.

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