By Raef Bell

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What's the Deal

Alcohol interferes with the brain's normal every day functions when to much is consumed at once. Not only is brain activity effected but organs like the liver have to process all the alcohol that has been drunk which can lead to liver damage, and will compromise the livers job of being the bodies filter. Blackouts can also occur where you may still be up and moving and having conversations, but later not being able to remember any of it. There are many more physical and mental effects that drinking has on your body such as slurred speech and hallucinations.

They Regretted it so will you

Here are some testimonies of people who regretted their decision:

"A DUI arrest was the worst thing that has ever happened to me. I was out watching a football game at a sports bar with a couple of my buddies one night. We were drinking, but since I was there for a while, I figured I was spreading them out enough to where I wouldn’t get drunk.
On the way home, I got pulled over by a cop. He told me I had a burned out taillight, which I had known about but hadn’t gotten around to fixing yet. While he was talking to me, he must have noticed I wasn’t completely sober. He asked me if I had been drinking, and I admitted that I had a couple beers earlier. After failing a couple of the tests he gave me, I was arrested for suspicion of DUI. I was booked at the police station and given a blood test that showed I was almost twice the legal limit.
Going through the legal system was horrible. Getting an attorney and taking time off work for court — everything seemed like a constant reminder of how much I screwed up. I almost lost my job once they found out that I had a DUI arrest.
I always used to look at people who got DUIs as bad people. But now I know that they’re mostly people who just made a mistake. I can definitely say that it is a mistake that I will never make again"(Mark).

"I was always a good kid. I studied, got good grades, and was active in sports and my community. But when I was 22, I made a mistake that has filled me with regret. I’m not a bad person, but I made a really bad decision.
It was summer, and after getting off my job one night at a local restaurant, a couple of us decided to go out to the lake and drink. I remember it being a really beautiful night — it was warm and clear, and we could see a million stars. We got a couple six packs of beer and sat around talking, losing track of time.
When we left, I don’t remember feeling drunk. Sure, I had a buzz going, but I didn’t think it was enough to impact my driving. About a mile away from home, I saw the police lights in my mirror. At first, it didn’t even occur to me that I was getting pulled over for drunk driving. But once the officer asked me to take a field sobriety test, I knew I was in trouble.
When they gave me a breathalyzer test, I blew a .10. I was arrested on the spot for a DUI. The process of going to court and being convicted was one of the lowest points in my life. I was sentenced to community service, alcohol education classes, and I lost my license for one year, in addition to all the money I spent in legal fees and fines.
Getting a DUI was a big wake-up call for me. I always considered myself responsible, and this single moment contradicts that. I realize now that I was way more intoxicated than I thought and that I’m very lucky I didn’t injure anyone or worse"(Jocelyn).

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Whats so Bad

Tobacco has many harmful effects on the body such as lung cancer due to the smoke being inhaled, and since blood runs through your lungs the smoke will be ran through your body and causes heart disease and can cause the blood vessels to constrict. Smoking also causes bad breathe and/or teeth. If you smoke during pregnancy then you could cause there to be a miscarriage or an early pregnancy.
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