By, Taylor Grosh Block:2

All About Alcohol

Alcohol comes in many different sizes, colors, and taste but don't take it for its looks. Alcohol can be anything like beer, cocktails, wine, ect. It can be addictive and it can kill people. It is for adults 21 years old or above. People can be addictive to wisky, vodka, ect. It can kill people under 21 years of age. It is illegal for people under 21 years of age to drink. Alcohol has taken my friends life, my Dad's best friend life.

Harmful effects

  • Messes with your Brain
  • Physical and mental changes
  • Lose of memory
  • Effects the way the brain looks and works
  • Can damage the heart by:
  • Cardiomyopathy – Stretching and drooping of heart muscle
  • Arrhythmias – Irregular heart beat
  • Stroke
  • High Blood Pressure

Emotional Effects

  • Sleep pattern changes.
  • Changes in mood and personality.
  • Depression, anxiety and other psychiatric conditions.
  • Cognitive effects such as shortened attention span and problems with coordination

Solution to Alcohol Addiction

  • Rehab
  • Inpatient - in a hospital
  • Outpatient or partial hospitalization - Sometimes called day treatment
  • Residential - where the alcoholic lives at the addiction treatment center
  • A professional rehabilitation program
  • A self-help alcohol addiction treatment
  • Alcohol abuse therapy

Others Helping with Alcohol Addiction.

  • Help the abuser be away of the of how their drinking problem effects others by being specific in the conversation
  • Can be encouraging to the drinking abuser by hoping that they have a successful treatment
  • The more motivated a person is to get treatment for alcohol abuse, the better the chances are for them to remain sober.
  • with the support of family members, co-workers, and friends, an individual is more likely to stay in treatment and overcome the alcohol abuse.

Statistics on the Age of People drinking Alcohol in the U.S. (Disorder)

  • 18-24: 18.4%
  • 25-44: 10.5%
  • 45-64: 5.4%
  • 65+: 1.5%

Statistics on Any Drug Use disorder in the U.S.

  • 14-24: 7%
  • 25-44: 2.1%
  • 45-64: 0.6%
  • 65+: 0.2%