"The total annual mortality rates due to alcohol-related accidents and health issues are close to 35,000” (“Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse"). This fact explains how many problems come along with alcohol abuse, and tell about health issues and accidents that could be caused by alcohol. Alcohol can be very dangerous and threaten the lives of people even if they are not the one consuming alcohol. Wrecks often happen and kill innocent people as a result of people drinking and driving. There are many alcohol related deaths in the world today whether it is because of drunk driving, or just because someone drank too much and destroyed their liver.
It can be attained from anywhere; there are bars and liquor stores on every corner. One can get alcohol in grocery stores, gas stations, people can even brew it themselves if they know how. Alcohol that is commonly abused comes in a large variety ranging from weaker alcohols like wine and beer to stronger substances like tequila and vodka. When one abuses alcohol it taints the minds of even the purest souls and then they do things they normally would not do or it brings out their darker sides. Out of all the adults in the nation over half have a history of alcohol abuse or excessive drinking in their families (Research Society on Alcoholism 1).
When you do the math, it is apparent that almost 50 million people in our country have issues with alcohol. When a person abuses alcohol, it affects their brain and they behave in an abnormal manner. Like any other addiction, once your become an alcoholic, it’s hard to stop drinking. However, our society has many ways to help someone get back on the right track. Once a person admits that they have a problem, and steps away from their denial, they can finally begin the difficult process of detoxification and address the type of behavior that caused the addiction.
Binge drinking is defined as four drinks for a women in one sitting, and five drinks for a male in one sitting. Students that binge drink have even more problems then students who don't. Binge drinkers are more likely to have hangovers and engage themselves in unplanned sexual activit... ... middle of paper ... ...alcoholism. If you are suffering, you can’t hide your problem. Many people want to help, and if you can’t face your problem then it will continue to plague you.
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Brian Serein Period 5 4/08/14 U.S History Honors Alcoholism Throughout history people have drank alcohol as a means of wealth, just to pass the time, or as an escape from reality. In today’s modern world, people use alcohol as a means of having a good time or just love the taste of alcohol. For the individuals who love alcohol and drink a surplus amount of alcohol every week is considered an alcoholic, also known as alcoholism. Alcoholics are known to destroy their futures drinking liquor, so to prevent such cases Alcoholics Anonymous was created. Alcoholism is given many broad definitions, but the one thing that all the definitions have in common are that alcoholism is a disease and an addiction.
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