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First, alcohol targets the brain's center for decision-making processes and muscular coordination in the forebrain. Then it unhinges the mind's normal system of checks and balances, leaving emotions unchecked by affecting the midbrain. Finally, alcohol attacks the brain stem and the body's vital functions. Preventing alcohol incidents is a must for mission effectiveness. (Graphic illustration by Stephen Cadette)

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Photo by: Senior Airman Stephen Cadette |  VIRIN: 070605-F-JZ503-026.JPG