Alcoholism is a disease in which the drinking of alcohol becomes uncontrollable. Compulsion and craving of alcohol rules the life of the alcoholic. Many of us drink alcohol to socialize which is not alcoholism. An alcoholic is a frequent habitual user. Alcohol, a central nervous system depressant, dulls the senses especially vision and hearing.
Alcoholism can have a negative effect on a person’s overall character, health, and morals. Alcohol abuse is a very substantial problem nowadays, but not a lot of people understand what is happening to their health when they consume an alcoholic beverage. Alcohol has a great deal of negative, or harmful effects on a persons body and health. "Alcohol Abuse Health Center" as published on WebMD, states that "Long term heavy drinking harms your liver, nervous system, heart, and brain. It can cause health problems or make them worse."
Being an alcoholic is the point where someone cannot mentally or physically go without a drink (Edwards). Also, when someone makes the choice to try and stop the drinking issue, they begin to go through withdrawal symptoms (Edwards). Once someone’s body hits the state that they start having these symptoms like, shakiness,... ... middle of paper ... ...ractive,” and having learning issues; social incapability’s and can affect their attention span along with anger levels (Parsons). FAS can affect so much on someone and these effects are permanent. Lastly, the most severe case of FAS is a child sometimes having mental retardation (Parsons).
The more intoxicated a person has slurred speech, blurred vision and the loss of balance. Furthermore it switches off the part of the brain that controls judgment which can result in greater risk taking. However drinking in very large quantities can damage vital bodily functions which may lead to coma, or even death. Alcohol also impairs the memory of an intoxicated person which reduces the drinker’s ability to remember information that he or she has learned before going out for drinks. In addition, the attention span of the drinker radically decreases for periods of up to forty-eight hours after drinking.
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 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.
A person abusing alcohol begins to disregard his/her responsibilities in school, at work, or socially because of alcohol use. Also, the alcohol abuser may engage in dangerous activities while intoxicated. Starting with using alcohol as a social drinker, a person will rapidly change their consumption to drinking for the purpose of getting drunk. These people are often drunk in public which leads to many arrests. Alcohol intoxication can often cause a person to undergo emotional conversions such as moodiness or irritability.
When circadian rhythms get effected by the use of addictive substances or drugs they also increase the process of addiction. Circadian rhythms get effected because of the excessive drinking of alcohol and the excessive use of drugs. After its effected it is hard to get into the normal pattern of the circadian rhythm. Since it is hard to get the circadian rhythm back to normal even after a person has stopped using the abused substance it makes them vulnerable to relapse, which explains why many people who try to stop their addiction relapse. (Spanagel, Rosenwasser, Schumann, & Sarkar, 2005; Zhabenko, Wojnar, & Brower,
Depending on the amount of alcohol intake at a time the heart rate can began to increase within a nick of time. A person’s appearance is affected by alcohol because if you ev... ... middle of paper ... ...ermanent damage to the brain, alcohol poisoning, and etc. The damage of a person’s addiction to alcohol results in many forms of how regularly a person may intake an alcoholic beverage. By being an alcoholic this may hinder a person’s ability and actions which are known to be unintentional. Cancer may evolve from being an addict of this deadly substance.
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.