Bad Drinking Habits: Causes and Effects
Drinking is something that majority of grown people, and even youngsters, would do for fun. It is really a mind thing that would occur in these human beings. Although drinking could be very fun, there are people that would drink for negative purposes. Some causes of bad drinking habits are having stressful problems, and just being influenced by others that would drink a lot. If people don’t have self-control of their drinking habits, it can become something that can affect their lives in different ways. The effects of a bad drinking habit are health problems, furthering stress, driving while intoxicated, and having an urge to be violent.
The most important cause of a bad drinking habit is stress. People would usually stress about different things such as jobs, school, and/or home problems. There are job problems such as too much hard working, having bad co-workers, or just not liking the job period. Then, there is school problems such as bad grades, too much homework, or just a bad school schedule. There are home problems such as too much family drama, or not enough finance to pay bills at home. Overall, all of these problems are very stressful and can lead a person to go out to a bar or buy drinks every day. That is what leads someone to have a bad alcohol problems. Although stress is the most important problem that causes bad drinking habits, there are also problems that are not stress related.
Another cause for bad drinking habits is hanging around a crowd that drinks a lot. When someone hangs around people that drinks, they might get pressured or bullied by them and start to drink just to fit in. The influence would usually occur at a club or a big house party with a crowd of people. At first, they would begin to resist drinking, then there would be that one person or group of people that will keep asking them over and over until it get to a point where he or she would start drinking also. After a while, drinking would occur more and more and will be very addictive. Having a drinking habit is bad because there are tons of effects that would occur after drinking a lot.
A major effect for having a bad drinking habit is developing health problems. There are health problems such as hangovers, high blood pressure, and liver problems. A hangover is not a bad problem to people because it’s mostly just a headache and nausea; it will usually go away after a short period of time. High blood pressure is another cause of drinking problems. Alcohol can mess with the sympathetic nervous system, which controls the constriction and dilation of blood vessels in response to stress, temperature, and exertion (“Alcohol Abuse Health Center”). There is liver problems such as cirrhosis that occurs when drinking heavy. Cirrhosis is a sometimes-lethal condition in which the liver is heavily scarred that it is not able to function (“Alcohol Abuse Health Center”). These effects are very minor to very major because it is taking a toll on someone’s body. People would also experience a lot of stress as an effect.
Stress is one of the major causes of drinking habits, but it is also an effect that would occur after drinking a lot. Some people would usually stress and start drinking, then after they drink, the stress would be furthered. People would lose their jobs, family, all their good belongings, and also would be depressed. People that drink would usually sleep a lot afterwards that can prevent them from going to work and can easily lose their jobs because of that. Losing a family because of drinking can be devastating and would be very stressful. People that drink a lot tend to lose or misplace important belongings such as keys, money, and/or cell phone; it could be very stressful to find it. People would also be very depressed while drinking. They would think about people they have lost, such as death, and get very depressed by it. Overall, stressing is a...