Alcohol consumption has less negative effects when in small increments, but often times people choose to binge drink and the results can have adverse effects on an individual’s brain function.
Short Term Effects:
• Upset Stomach
• Slurred Speech
• Impaired Judgement
Long Term Effects:
• Alcohol Poisoning
• Liver Disease
• Nerve Damage
• Elevated Blood Pressure
• Unintentional Injuries such as; car crash, black eye, falls, burns drowning, etc.
Blackouts. Often times blackouts create permanent memory loss that can damage brain cells indefinitely. People who have consumed so much alcohol and have become belligerent make reckless decisions that can affect the surrounding people. Individuals who struggle with alcohol abuse tend to compromise relationships depleting their chance for a solid support team.
Where to turn. Struggling with alcohol abuse can be tremendously burdensome and the percentage of people making it out of a treatment center and remaining sober is low without a strong support system. When family and friends are unavailable or nonexistent, turning to counselors or mentors will benefit an addict by encouraging them and being their strong arm when they may not have one.
There are multiple reasons why blackouts are life threatening, not only for the consumer, but also for the people who may cross their path. A study was constructed in 2013 reporting 10,076 deaths by drunk driving in America. When alcohol takes control, that person is held hostage. Many alcoholics believe that there is an alcohol “gene,” but it’s more of a learned trait.
Just because something bad hasn’t happened yet, doesn’t mean that it won’t happen in the future. It’s important to seek help as soon as possible. Treatment and rehabilitation centers provide people with techniques and strategies to control urges and begin to lead a sober life. These tools are life long tools that anyone can use. Alcohol is one of the most dangerous legal substances in the world, surpassing heroin, cocaine, crack and marijuana.
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