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Negative Effects of Alcohol
Many alcohol consumers only think about the positive effects of consuming alcohol, the pleasurable time they will have with their friends. Little do they know, about the negative effects alcohol carries with it. This research will discus the negative effects alcohol has regarding: addiction, genetics, health, family, and advertisement.
“Alcohol addiction is a physiological dependence on alcohol” (National Institute of Health, 2000). This means a person has no control over whether he or she takes a drink. Physical addiction is when a person’s body actually becomes dependent on alcohol. It also means that a person builds tolerance to that substance, so that person needs a larger amount to get the same effect.
When a person who is physically addicted stops using a substance like alcohol, he or she may experience withdrawal systems. Withdrawals can be like having the flu; symptoms are diarrhea, shaking, and generally feeling bad.
Psychological addiction happens when the cravings for alcohol are psychological or emotional. People who are psychologically addicted feel overcome by the desire to consume alcohol. A person crosses the line between abuse and addiction when he or she is no longer drinking for fun, but because he or she has come to depend on it. Their whole life centers on the need for alcohol.
“Dependence on alcohol is our most serious public health problem” (Health & Wellness Resource Center, 2006). Most individuals who abuse alcohol have jobs and are productive members of society. They are our neighbors and our co-workers. People with this problem really believe that they drink normally.
Alcohol dependence disorders are medical disorders that can be treated, once the person is willing to admit there is a problem. When an addicted person will not seek help, sometimes family members, friends, come together out of concern and love, to confront the problem... [continues]
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