Alcoholism Can Affect A Person Financially, Physically, And Psychologically
Sometimes it is easily forgotten that Alcohol is an addictive substance. The odd glass of wine with a meal, a beer after work is socially acceptable. There are government guidelines that indicate the maximum alcoholic units per week that are safe to consume .However problems occur when drinking to excess or drinking as a solitary activity and eventually the person finds that they cannot get to sleep at night without a drink or even a bottle of wine or vodka or they cannot face the day without having a few glasses of wine, spirits or beer before they leave the house. Alcohol is very addictive and some people can monitor their consumptions but others find it very difficult, which can result in the need for alcohol to take over their lives.
If alcohol becomes a major part of someone’s life there are obviously going to be some effects on that person’s life in particular the financial cost, a cost to physical health and the psychological impact including relationships
The implication on finances can be two fold. Firstly, is the actual cost of the alcohol can be crippling. The odd glass of bottle of wine can be realistically absorbed into an average budget, but if the amount is for example 2-3 bottles a day (and this can be wine, beer or spirits) this can soon eat into earnings.
Apart from the obvious cost, there is the physical cost. Physically, if someone is drinking to excess on a regular basis they get a hangover on a regular basis, this can a lack of pride in appearance, a lack of concentration, chronic dehydration; liver disease and various other illnesses. The hangovers, appearance and lack of concentration can seriously affect the ability to work which will ultimately result in lack of money Sometimes people drink more alcohol more than they should because they feel that it helps their mood, but in reality it can mean that you need to drink more and more each time to get a good mood feeling, In fact the coupled with the financial problems, alcohol can make you feel ore anxious and depressed, which can lead to a downward spiral that affects relationships by putting enormous stress on those closest.
It is important to realize that in reality there is what is known as an addictive personality and sometimes the addict through no fault of their own has little control over their addiction. There is help through AA or through their Doctor, but without the appropriate support a person with an addictive behavior may just replace on addictive behavior with another.
Essay on The Effects of Alcohol on the Body
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The Effects of Alcohol on the Body
Alcohol is one of many dangerous substances that effects our bodies. The effects of this drug can be very harmful. Alcohol is a potent non-prescription drug sold to anyone over the national legal drinking age, 21. Unlike other deadly drugs it is easy to access. This makes it easy to over-consume and create a tragic accident, even death. It can damage a person not only physically but also mentally and emotionally. Many people each year become more and more addicted to alcohol and soon experience all of it?s dangerous effects. Even if alcohol use is discontinued, some of these damages can not be cured, because the scars have been left on those that drink and those that surround them. The only hope…show more content…
Some may have more food in their stomach than others.(Langone, Book 45) Food becomes a big factor when you are drinking. (Langone, Book, 45) If you have a lot of food in your stomach to absorb the alcohol, instead of it being absorbed into your blood stream, then you won't be intoxicated as fast. (Langone, Book, 45) Weight can also determine your tolerance and speed of intoxication(Langone, Book 45) Since our bodies are 70% water, alcohol is diluted some. A small person has less water for the alcohol to dilute in than someone who is bigger. (Langone, Book 45) A single drink may even be all it takes to impair judgment. (www.alcolimit.com November 27) Some people believe that by becoming a "seasoned" drinker they are more tolerant to the alcohol they put into their bodies.(Langone, Book, 85) However being a seasoned drinker does not make you use to alcohol because you can become seriously impair by even the smallest quantities.(Langone, Book, 85) The effects of alcohol is different among all people depending on size, weight, time and amount of alcohol consumed. The physical results of drinking alcohol can be life-threatening. Within moments of ingestion, alcohol moves from the blood stream into every part of the body that contains water. (Vasap.state/effects.com November 30) This includes major organs like the brain, lungs, kidneys, and heart. (Vasap.state/effects.com November 30) Alcohol stimulates and agitates, depresses and sedates, produces