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can alcohol make your pupils Dilate???

Just wondered really as my friend say's her son comes home and say's all he has had is some cans of larger but his
pupils are very dilated...


Cheers Tracy x x
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495284 tn?1333897642
Does your friend suspect anything else?
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No not that I know off x
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1378071 tn?1313424421
yes alcohol can cause the pupils to dilate!!! and so can drugs...

here is a website that i found it tells you the signs of alcohol or drug abuse
http://web4health.info/it/add-general-see.htm

Hope that helps take care =)
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OK thanks for that Cheers Tracy xx
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948349 tn?1294383837
Hi there is something wrong here with this information, or at least something is unclear to myself.

Alcohol is a depressant and causes the pupils to constrict.  This is also true with opiate drugs, and benzo anti-anxiety drugs. NOT dilate.  Dilate is when the pupils get bigger.  Upper drugs will cause this dilation such as cocaine, meth, e, and hallucinogenic drugs such as LSD.  

The easiest method for Police to check if a person is intoxicated at a checkstop is to shine a flashlight in the eyes of the person to check there pupils and whether or not their eyes react to the light.  

Alcohol withdrawal on the other hand causes the exact opposite effect and there will be a slight dilation in the pupils.  I believe it depends on how much the person had to drink and how much tolerance they have to alcohol.  So this effect may vary.    
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