Biphasic response is a general term that is mostly used in alcohol drinking. The underlying idea is that alcohol consumption produces dual biphasic effect in a consumer, which are both stimulating and sedating. The given duality increases the chance of alcoholism occurrence among drinkers due to the increased range of sensitivity for such biphasic effect.


The reason for biphasic response being a key factor in developing alcoholism is the fact that both temporary and permanent depression can be manifested among drinkers, thus, depression after drinking alcohol is common. In other words. alcohol addiction kills all the best in a person, leaving behind an unfortunate combination of a weakened body, a languid fading mind, and a set of negative emotions.

This mixture of ramifications can make an individual highly susceptible to alcohol addiction, because the latter produces biphasic response, such as stimulation and sedation. A highly stimulated person can see alcohol as means for relaxation, whereas a depressed and sedated individual perceives alcohol as stimulant or confidence booster.

Evidently, in difficult moments, people often break down and try to find a solution to all problems in alcohol. That is, in a depressed state, the likelihood of intoxication and its transition into drunkenness is an order of magnitude higher than in a normal state. Alcoholic depression, only worsens in the process of increasing drinking, giving rise to a feeling of hopelessness.

In order to get attention and sympathy, a regularly drinking person tries to constantly soften others. The reasons for complaints are: sweating, weakness, trembling hands, a feeling of heaviness in the stomach, unpleasant manifestations in the heart, loss of appetite.

It is noted that the hangover syndrome and biphasic response to alcohol, especially its chronic form, only certifies the complainant in his innocence. At the same time, the development of heart failure, a violation of the circulatory system, and digestive and liver disorders are often caused.