Rethink Your Drink

Why Drinking Alcohol Is A Negative Action

The Short Term Effects Of Alcohol

The amount of alcohol that is present in the bloodstream is known as your Blood Alcohol Concentration or BAC. The factors that affect your BAC are how much a person drinks and how fast, the body and weight of a person, and the physical condition of a person. Your BAC is temporary and so are your short-term effects of alcohol. One of the most noticeable traits of short term drinking are the slowing of your nerve activity in the part of the brain that control how a person feels and acts. It slows your reflexes and causes blurry vison and slurry words. It may irritate the stomach and small intestine causing vomitting. Because these affects aren't permanent we consider you to have them when you are intoxicated. This is a condition when a person lacks control over mental or physical abilities as a result of BAC.

Long Term Effects Of Alcohol

When drinking for the long term the effects on your body become permanent with time. The most permanent and distinct are the damages to the brain and the heart. Alcohol kills brain cells causing the brain to shrink. It causes the senses to dull and memory to be impaired. Brain cells that are damaged can not be repaired so this damage is the most distinct. Over time the alcohol can lead to cancer of the heart and the digestive organs such as the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach and liver. Alcohol can also cause cirrhosis in the liver. This means that the liver grows scar tissue instead of healthy tissue causing the liver to be black instead of a healthy pink.

Family Issues

Drinking doesn't just have a negative effect on your health physically, it does emotionally too. Your family gets involved when they see that it has become out of hand. You can hurt people while you are under the influence with words and actions. Your drinking can hurt the people around you because you aren't acting like yourself. It's hard for families to watch you hurt yourself, and even though they want to help you, sometimes they don't know how