Many people tend to drink as a substitute to the real world. They do not want to face the consequences of their life, so they drink to block things out. This then starts to cause a depression because they cannot face what is really going on in their lives. Alcohol is known as a depressant. Many people who consume alcohol tend to have minor case of depression without knowing it.
In today's modern society alcohol addiction and alcohol abuse has become one of the most complex, life-threatening issues. Most depressed individuals usually indulge themselves in bars or pubs with their alcohols to escape from their stressful life. It has become increasingly alarming how alcohol does not only attract the adults, but also teenagers these days. "Research has shown that approximately 14 million Americans (7.4%) of the population meet the diagnostic criteria for alcohol abuse or alcoholism" ("Facts about Alcohol"). Alcohol addicts may encounter social impact such as loss of respect from others who may see the problem as self- inflictive and easily avoided.
The abuse of alcoholic beverages can cause a person to become an alcoholic. Underage drinking is illegal and harmful, but that does not stop minors from partying. Alcoholics can cause emotional pains throughout the family causing the families to suffer. Many people enjoy drinking but very few people understand the harm it is doing to the health of their bodies, and how it can ruin their lives. Alcoholism can have a negative effect on a person’s overall character, health, and morals.
Alcohol abuse has many harmful effects on you and your family. Alcohol takes many forms and people abuse alcohol for many reasons. Some people drink for fun, some people drink because they are anti-social, and some people drink because they have anxiety and they feel that it helps them deal with their problems. Binge drinking is also another form of abuse. Alcohol abuse can also ends in depression.
The urge can become so severe that your mind can find many other ways to deny the factor of addiction. Very few drug addicts can feel and realize when they have crossed the line with drugs. A drug addicts mind can build up a very large tolerance for the drug that they start to abandon the activities they used to do on a daily basis like showering, hobbies, socializing and even being associated with family members. The person with the addiction will continue to use the drug knowing that it is harming there body, but they don’t have any remorse. A drug addict will often try to hide their problem, so they can continue to use without anyone’s input.
The amount then increase depending on the amount of drinks and the effects range from impairment, breathing problems, slurred speech, and coma. Some can even experience death as a result of becoming intoxicated because of having too much alcohol in the bloodstream. National institute on alcohol abuse and alcoholism (2014). A young adult is more likely to experience a change in their mood and behavior because they are goi... ... middle of paper ... ...mbers that have experience and support others to become sober. Alcohol anonymous is a great place to start and support from family members and friends as well.
Most common thing is when parents are alcohol or drug abusers which lead they’re children to become alcoholics (Heredity and Alcoholism). The Brain tissue can be damaged easily by alcohol and it weakens the nervous system. Nerve cells are blocked when alcohol reaches the brain because it reacts with receptors on other cells. This is why many times people who are drunk can fall and will not feel the pain until the day after because the nerve cells are being blocke... ... middle of paper ... ...dom House, Inc. 22 May. 2013.
Negative Effects of Drug Abuse According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health in America, it can be estimated that during the past thirty days, 20 million Americans above the age of 12, have used an illegal drug (Drug Abuse Symptoms, Facts, and Statistics). Perhaps the most significant issue concerning the use of drugs is the fact that it can easily lead to addiction. Drug abuse is a major problem in our society today, however many drug abusers are unaware of the physical, economic and emotional problems that come along with addiction. Drugs are chemicals, and different types of drugs affect the body in many different ways. In fact, many drugs will change a person 's brain and body in ways that will last long after the user has stopped taking the drug, or can even leave permanent damage to the person abusing the drugs (Effects of Abuse and Addiction).
Lastly, the most severe case of FAS is a child sometimes having mental retardation (Parsons). Alcoholism and alcohol abuse are both very serious diseases and most people are unaware of the toll it can take one someone. People who drink moderately or people who drink excessively should take caution in their actions with the any alcoholic substance. Becoming an alcoholic can be fatal, but it can also affect someone’s mental state, their emotions, and also how they act. Alcohol abuse can be very serious for some, but it does not always affect other people the same way.
All these physical consequences could cause your death if you drink alcohol in mass quantities. The second effects caused by alcoholism are psychological. At the beginning, alcohol makes you feel relaxed, but if you drink it in excess, it increases anxiety and causes depression. It also causes family and legal problems, violence, changes of behavior, suicide, among others. Alcohol is very powerful and alters all your normal behaviors.