Alcohol

By: Tyler Mennig

What Is Alcohol?

Alcohol is a drug classified as a depressant, meaning it slows our vital functions which can result in unsteady movement, Disturbed perceptions, the inability to react quickly, and slurred speech.

The Risk Factors of Alcohol.

  • Drinking alcohol can lead to a disease known as Alcoholism, or the inability to control drinking due to an emotional or physical dependence to alcohol. Sadly this is a Very Common disease.
  • Anemia
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • cirrhosis
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • seizures
  • High blood pressure
  • Nerve damage

Effects on the body/ mind.

Heart-

  • Cardiomyopathy – Stretching and drooping of heart muscle
  • Arrhythmias – Irregular heart beat
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure

Liver-

  • Steatosis, or fatty liver
  • Alcoholic hepatitis
  • Fibrosis
  • Cirrhosis

Cancer of the-

  • Mouth
  • Esophagus
  • Throat
  • Liver
  • Breast


Symptoms of Alcoholism.

  • Blackout
  • Dizziness
  • Shakiness
  • craving
  • sweating
  • Aggression
  • Agitation
  • Compulsive behavior
  • Lack of restraint
  • Anxiety
  • Euphoria
  • Guilt
  • Loneliness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Irrational fear

Treatment

Alcoholism cant be cured, how ever it can be treated.

Treatment includes counseling by a healthcare professional.

Detoxification Program in a Hospital, or medical facility.