Alcoholism refers to the abuse of alcohol by individuals who are unable to control their binge drinking behavior over a prolonged period of time. Alcoholics are not simply people who consume alcohol; instead, their entire lives revolve around alcohol. While many people usually dismiss the effects of heavy drinking to a hangover that will not last beyond the day, the effects of alcoholism are infinitely more enduring and devastating not only for the alcoholics, but also for their families and friends. Excessive consumption of alcohol can exert a severe impact on the brain, both on the short-term and long-term basis. The reason why alcoholics exhibit aggressive behavior can be attributed to the effects of alcohol on various parts of the brain.
Drinking alcohol affects the human body, mind and life in a very bad way, and just like drugs; alcoholics have to deal with the negative effects of drinking alcohol. Effects of alcohol are many and are all bad. There is not one good effect of excessive alcohol drinking, except what an alcoholic considers a good feeling after getting drunk. The alcoholics drink for many reasons, but the results are all the same. Alcohol has very bad effects on all human body organs; it causes disease and some of those diseases are dangerous and even fatal, and the most common diseases re... ... middle of paper ... ...is very costly and it damages a person’s financial future.
It can cause health problems or make them worse." If it is true that long term drinking can cause all these health problems, this shows that alcohol is a huge health threat to your body. Not only does it harm a person’s internal health, but it affects a persons social aspects and behavior. "Alcohol abuse can also contribute to stomach problems, interactions between medicines and alcohol, and sexual problems. It can lead to violence, accidents, socia... ... middle of paper ... ...all this is true, then the child will have to struggle through some very big emotional pains in his/her life dealing with a parent who is an alcoholic.
Alcohol addiction has enormous and somewhat fatal consequences on humans. It has, directly or otherwise, an impact on the individual, family, friends and the society. Anyone could become a permanent drinker if he lacks self-control. Haring states that "If people drink to relax or have fun, escape from responsibilities and pressures, loosen up to feel more sociable and accepted, or drink just to ease the discomfort of low self-esteem, they are at higher risk of abusing alcohol than people who drink infrequently" (21). Once an individual has become an alcohol addict, it has become an uphill task for him to terminate this particular habit and it is in his best interest that he does not procrastinate any further.
This however is also completely true for addiction in the case of threatening the brain’s function. Addiction steals the brain’s natural reward system and makes the brain have a new dependency on the substance that is abused (Satel & Lilienfeld, 2014). Once this happens addiction has threatened the brain’s natural functions. A person’s reaction might be affected; judgment might be affected depending on the type of substance that is being used. Many things in the brain can be impaired while a person is addicted, which disrupts the brain’s normal functions.
Another psychological effect of alcohol dependence is loss of control, the inability to stop once starting drinking. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, alcoholics believe that they cannot resist taking a drink and cannot curb thei... ... middle of paper ... ... tissue is replaced by scar tissue, is the most dangerous effect of alcohol on the liver. According to the American Liver Foundation, about 10-20% of all alcoholics develop cirrhosis. Alcohol could also cause brain damage, pregnancy complications and social difficulties, such as unemployment and family problems. Alcohol dependence is a disease that is very tough to live with.
Most people when they take Rohypnol will suffer from a form of amnesia that prohibits memory formation for as long as they have the drug in the body. Too much of rohypnol can lead to overdose. The chances of overdosing increases substantially when rohypnol is mixed with alcohol and or other drugs. Using rohypnol can affect your self control. Rohypnol is used in “date rape” and other assaults because it is a sedative that can make you unconscious and immobilize you making it easier for people to tae advantage of others.
Consuming large amounts of alcohol can lead to temporary amnesia where the person is unable to recall events that occurred after he or she began drinking. Blackouts can lead to serious repercussions, especially if the person is engaged in sexual activity during that time. “Blackouts are much more common among social drinkers than previously assumed and should be viewed as a potential consequence of acute intoxication regardless of age or whether the drinker is clinically dependent on alcohol” (National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism 1). Drinkers who experience blackouts typically drink too much and too quickly, which causes their blood alcohol levels to rise very rapidly. Typically, college students are at risk for experiencing a blackout, as an alarming number of college students engage in binge drinking.
Alcohol is a substance that can become abusive and bring negative effects on a person’s body. Alcohol is a substance that can bring behavioral effects such as behavioral effects, physical changes, and social changes. A good solution to Alcohol abuse can be Alcohol anonymous, an organization that helps individuals with alcohol addiction. Alcohol abuse can be very dangerous because it can come at a time when a person is going through the bad times in their life. The only thing drugs do is worsens people’s lives because the behavior of the victim can change dramatically.
Alcohol can completely change the life of a teen from the time they start drinking till death. Alcohol affects so many aspects of a person’s life and once it does, it is so hard to get life back to normal. Alcohol effects teens by harming them physically, emotionally, and socially especially through relationships. Alcohol affects the body negatively with over usage. Alcohol is a depressant, so the use of alcohol affects the central nervous system by temporarily slowing it down.