Alcohol

By Robert Reever

Random Facts

1. The production of alcohol can be traced back to 12000 years

2. Every year in the US roughly 5000 people under the age of 21 die from an alcohol related incident

3. Approximately 17% of men and 8% of women will be dependent on alcohol in their lifetime

4. There are roughly 80000 deaths that are related to alcohol abuse every year, making it the 3rd high death causer in the us

5. 18-34 year old tend to binge drink the most

How the Body is Effected

- Alcohol can cause high blood pressure

- It can also weaken the heart muscle which can hurt other organs

- If consumed to much it can cause heart failure

- Drinking can also tend the chance to contract mouth or throat cancer

- It can also cause cirrhosis in the liver

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Pregnancy Problems

Consuming alcohol while you are pregnant can and will cause many problems with the developing fetus. The alcohol can pass from the blood of the mother to the baby's blood stream. It can affect the growth of the baby's cells or damage the ones that are developed at the time.

How to Get Help

There are many ways to get help for problems with alcohol. One of these ways would be to go to a hospital if your problem involves alcohol poisoning. However if you are having problems with alcohol abuse you could go to a community help. These include help groups such as AA, alcoholic anonymous. Also you could go to a counselor to help you or even go to your family for help.
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The Way Alcohol Goes Through The Body

Alcohol enters the body and then is brought to the stomach. After this it moves through the small intestine. Then on the way down it enters the liver, then to the heart. In the end the blood then absorbs the alcohol and it stays in the blood till it is expelled