- Posted August 31, 2012 by
vancouver, British Columbia
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Evenings in America
Effects of Alcohol differ from person to person, but all roads lead to trouble
Alcohol is and remains a drug and can be very damaging to one’s health and social lifestyle. People often indulge in alcohol as a means of fun and stress reliever and most often do not realize it when they fall victim of it and get addicted. These long term effects usually do not present themselves until much later when the damage is done.
Slurred speech is one of the short term effects of alcohol intake. After a few bottles, you will notice that constructing sentences becomes a problem. Someone else would have a hard time making sense of what you are saying hence communication is broken.
Lack of balance:
It is noticeable that after a while after alcohol consumption, one suffers a lot as they cannot walk straight or keep their balance. This is when you notice the victims falling or basically having a hard time walking straight.
Lowered sense of reasoning:
It is very hard and to some extent impossible to make a good decision. This is because the normal reasoning capacity is lowered.
One is unable to see thing things clearly and even hold a glaze. This is disruptive especially as it affects daily routine and normal functioning.
Risk of accidents:
This is a very risky effect of alcohol consumption that may too costly. The combination of alcohol effects like lack of balance, blurred vision are great contributors to high risks of car accidents. People under the influence are also not allowed to operate heavy machinery at work to avoid the same risk.
The long term effects of alcohol tend to be life threatening in most cases and only start showing symptoms later on after long term alcohol consumption.
Long term usage of alcohol poses great danger to your liver, heart and brain as they are put at a greater risk of getting damaged. This is as a result of the alcohol contents/ ingredients. The stomach also gets inflamed and the reproductive organs are also negatively affected with impotence as a result. People who have been taking alcohol are known to have shaky hands. This happens every day until they drink otherwise it goes on throughout the day.
Long term alcohol consumption has rendered many relationships and homes broken. This is mostly because of reproductive failure, money wastage and neglect.
Women who drink alcohol during pregnancy are at a higher risk of having miscarriages, giving birth to babies with low birth weight and health issues.
Alcohol intake is also known to aggravate some preexisting health issues and also create new grounds for new ones. High blood pressure is known to be raised after consumption. Chances of developing some cancers like breast and colon cancer is also increased.
After drinking, one is known to suffer from hangovers that include vomiting and throbbing headaches. This can be disruptive and interrupt normal daily routine and functioning.
AlcoholKing.com is a platform for creating awareness for people to better understand the real facts of alcohol. It is helpful to those that have a drinking problem and have alcoholic anonymous option for those that need help to break the addiction.