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What is alcohol abuse? 2 Alcohol abuse is a disease.

e.it is dangerous as it has an adverse effect on a persons emotional and physical health and it also disrupts the personal and social life of a person. Moderate use of alcohol may have a beneficial effect on the coronary system. In general, for healthy people, one drink per day for women and no more than two drinks per day for men would be considered the maximum amount of alcohol consumption to be considered moderate use. Moderate use of alcohol can be an enjoyable, safe experience if used with caution. If you do choose to drink, sip each drink slowly, and always consume alcohol with food. Never drink while pregnant and never drive when intoxicated.

3 How Alcohol Travels Through the Body Alcohol is metabolized extremely quickly by the body. Unlike foods, which require time for digestion, alcohol needs no digestion and is quickly absorbed. . About 20% is absorbed directly across the walls of an empty stomach and can reach the brain within 1min. In addition, about 10% of the alcohol is expelled in the breath and urine. 4 Health Effects of Alcohol Consumption

Arthritis Increases risk of gouty arthritis Cancer Increases the risk of cancer in the liver, pancreas, rectum, breast, mouth, pharynx, larynx and esophagus Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Causes physical and behavioral abnormalities in the fetus Heart Disease Raises blood pressure, blood lipids and the risk of stroke and heart disease in heavy drinkers. Heart disease is generally lower in light to moderate drinkers. Hyperglycemia Raises blood glucose Hypoglycemia Lowers blood glucose, especially for people with diabetes Kidney Disease Enlarges the kidneys, alters hormone functions, and increases the risk of kidney failure Liver Disease Causes fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis and cirrhosis Malnutrition Increases the risk of protein-energy malnutrition,; low intakes of protein, calcium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin C, thiamine, vitamin B6 and riboflavin, and impaired absorption of calcium, phosphorus, vitamin D and zinc. Nervous Disorders Causes neuropathy and dementia; impairs balance and memory Obesity Increases energy intake, but not a primary cause of obesity

Psychological disturbances Causes depression, anxiety and insomnia **so my advise to guys is to take control of your drinking. :DDD 5 Facts About Alcohol ---alcohol is a poison to our body... Alcohol is a Drug... Alcohol is a depressant, which slows down thinking and actions. (It acts on the brain and affects all parts of the body. The rest of the alcohol circulates throughout the body, affecting behavior, judgment, perception, and motor skills - such as driving and operating machinery.) Alcohol Abuse May Lead to Alcoholism... Drinking large enough amounts of alcohol over a period of time can produce alcoholism, a physical dependence on alcohol. People with a history of alcoholism in their family are at much greater risk of developing alcoholism themselves. Alcoholism is a treatable illness; family members and friends may need to obtain help, too. 6 The physical effects of alcohol Alcohol starts affects your body and mind. You can easily identify an alcoholic person by his/her clumsy actions. Such people are often seen finding difficulties in walking, standing and talking become much harder because they lack of control over their body actions and movements. If youve drunk heavily, youll wake up with a hangover. Alcohol irritates the stomach, this can cause sickness and nausea and sometimes diarrhoea. Alcohol also has a dehydrating effect. 7 Appearance If youre trying to watch your waistline, drinking too much alcohol can be disastrous! Drinking too much alcohol isnt great news for your skin either. As well as causing bloating and dark circles under your eyes, alcohol dries out your skin and can lead to wrinkles and premature aging. 8 Alcohol Abuse Effects Alcohol abuse effects are numerous and alcohol abuse effects are deadly. Alcohol abuse effects range from legal troubles to cirrhosis of the liver. Alcohol abuse effects also can be put into two categories- short term and long term. The first and most apparent is the want of more alcohol. This obsession sets in shortly after abuse begins. The obsession will grow and grow the more and more alcohol is abused. It is an endless cycle of alcoholism. After the obsession has set in, the damage begins. The alcohol abuser will become more scattered in thought as time goes on. This is the first sign of short-term memory loss. Another alcohol abuse effect is blackouts. Blackouts are occurrences where the user loses time. Blackouts are an extremely dangerous alcohol abuse effect. They cannot recall what they did or speak when they are drunk. 9 There are also the alcohol abuse effects that happen outside of the body. These consist of legal troubles and relationship problems. Many alcohol abusers experience difficulty in managing their lives that leads to destruction. This destruction comes in many forms. Some users lose jobs, while others lose spouses. These all lead the drinker to more drinking. More drinking leads the user to more physical problems and more physical problems lead to death. Alcohol abuse effects are devastating. Some alcoholics will drive drunk and accidentally kill someone. Some alcoholics end up in jail or homeless ENDING. SO Give up alcohol and save money... Imagine how much money could be saved by giving up drinking alcohol 10 Thank you!!!!!