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 has been known to tear apart families, because in some cases, a dad has had too many drinks and abuses someone in the family. Whether it be a kid, or a spouse, if they were not intoxicated with alcohol this event could likely be avoided. Alcohol makes the user make rash decisions and decide to do things they would not normally do. For example, a less violent father. A father typically would not beat his children unless they disobeyed him and he would discipline them.
Alcohol is a substance that can cause diseases to spread throughout the body and brain that may cause eternal damage to the organs. The effects of alcohol consummation may vary with damage to the brain, organs, and appearance. "Alcohol travels through your bloodstream and can damage your brain, stomach, liver, kidneys, and muscles". ("Above The Influence") With knowing that this substance is this powerful to cause damage to these internal and external organs there are several affects that comes behind them as well. The act of alcohol on the brain has a major effect because it inhibits a person’s thought process.
Some of the ancient physicians recognized an impairment of overall mental functioning in those who drank excessively and recent brain cell studies suggest that an alcoholic literally kills off brain cells at a more rapid pace than normal. If one destroys brain cells rapidly enough and for a long enough period of time, eventually the "cell bank" of reserves will be depleted, and the subject will begin to show impaired mental functioning. This appears to be the sequence of events observed in the EEG tracings and clinical observations of alcoholics. The gastrointestinal system is prominent among the organ systems damaged by alcohol.
Consequently, alcoholics tend to overreact to unpleasant situations by using aggression. Furthermore, with excessive alcohol consumption, alcoholics lose their capacity to exercise self-control over their emotions and feelings. Very often, alcohol consumption becomes a means for them to unleash pent-up negative feelings. For other alcoholics, alcohol is a way for them to bury their negative feelings of anger, guilt and depression. Therefore, their general state of mind is moody and hostile, leading to increased chances of aggressive behavior at the slightest provocation (Graham, Wells, & West, 1997, p. 627).
The more you drink the worse you are going to feel the next day. Your body can only break down a certain amount of alcohol. Once you drink past that limit and become drunk you are going to have a hangover. What actually causes a hangover” is the toxic chemical acetaldehyde flushes into our blood stream, basically poisoning our systems” ("There 's A Scientific Reason Why). Hangovers do not feel well for a reason, therefore they are not healthy to have all the time.
They also claim that if we carefully drink alcohol we can prevent from serious problems which damage people. However, they ignore some significant points. One of which is the fact that people who drink alcohol adversely set an example to children. If we can think in terms of the long term effect this may lead to bringing up alcoholic people in the future. Alcohol should be banned because alcohol is a really dangerous beverage which has brought a lot of sorrow and tragic stories to a lot of people’s lives and families, through driving, partying and making bad decisions.
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.
For example, alcoholism causes cancer in the stomach, kidneys, and liver. Besides, alcohol alters the digestion of nutrients that the body needs to stay healthy. Alcoholism also causes loss of appetite and depression. There are other effects in the body like gastritis and cirrhosis of the liver. All these physical consequences could cause your death if you drink alcohol in mass quantities.
This is why many accidents occur while using alcohol. Alcohol also affects multiple different organs in the body. Right after consumption, alcohol enters the blood, leading to many organs in the body. Once the alcohol in the blood reaches the brain, it completely alters the process of how the brain works. This is one of the biggest problems that alcohol causes (Hyde, Margaret, and John 38).