Being an alcoholic can really ruin a persons life. Alcohol is very common among minors although it is illegal and harmful to the adolescents’ body. Families of alcoholics can really suffer from emotional problems. 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. Alcohol causes a person to have negative effects on a person’s overall character, health, and morals.
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.
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.
There are many reasons that alcohol can lead to depression. They say that too much alcohol can lead into a major depression! This depression can lead to other issues such as financial and family problems. When alcohol wears off, the depression becomes stronger than ever before. Many people tend to drink as a substitute to the real world.
Alcoholism and drug dependence can affect all aspects of a person’s life. Many people use alcohol or another substance to ease their pain, stress, or anxiety, some use it for recreational use, and others use it as medicine. Many can use a substance without a negative effect or becoming addicted to it, but in some the substance would affect their everyday life. For example, teenagers can’t function well at school or stay focused, parents will start losing jobs, abandon their children, ruin their relationships, and their life. These substances appear to be fun and enjoyable, but they will leave you feeling helpless, isolated, heartbroken, and even ashamed.
Both alcoholism and alcohol abuse are each categorized as different cases. Alcohol abuse is different from alcoholism because people who are just alcohol abusers still have the ability to stop when they need, or to have the common sense to know when they have had too much. Alcohol abuse is still a very serious case though; people who abuse alcohol under any circumstance are not only risking their own life, but people around them. Alcoholism and alcohol abuse are both self- destructive and they can affect so many different things with themselves and their loved ones (“Alcoholism”). Alcoholism is the most serious form of someone who is abusing alcohol.
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.
When people buy something, they may not buy if it cost a lot of money and there is another important thing to buy. Many people buy alcohol these days and some of them addiction of alcohol. These people who addiction of alcohol and they drink a lot of it, they will spent a lot of many because alcohol is too expensive. According to Excessive Drinking Costs U.S. $223.5 Billion, (2014) stated “The cost of excessive alcohol consumption in the United States reached $223.5 billion in 2006 or about $1.90 per drink. Almost three-quarters of these costs were due to binge drinking.” It cost a big number of money and people do not now about it.
The symptoms of alcoholism vary from person to person, but the most common symptoms seen are changes in emotional state or stability, behavior, and personality. "Alcoholics may become angry and argumentive, or quiet and withdrawn or depressed. They may also feel more anxious, sad, tense, and confused. They then seek relief by drinking more" (Gitlow 175). "Because time and amount of drinking are uncontrollable, the alcoholics is likely to engage in such behaviors as  breaking family commitments, both major and minor;  spending more money than planned;  drinking while intoxicated and getting arrested;  making inappropriate remarks to friends, family, and co-workers;  arguing, fighting and other anti-social actions.
Alcohol inhibits not only our daily bodily functions but our mind as well. Alcoholism leads to times of withdrawal, low self-esteem, and an overall unwillingness to be part of society. It can turn the gentlest person into a raving psychopath without them even knowing it or if they do know, they refuse to admit it. Alcoholism manipulates the way we think and the way we react in common everyday situations. Minor problems are blown out of proportion while major problems are faced with anger, resentment, and often physical force.