Alcohol- Why it is not a good idea.
By: Princess & Sidney
Is alcohol really addictive?
What effects can drinking have on your body?
Long term effects are more fatal and can result in more serious problems like: car crashes, firearm injuries, relationship problems, alcohol poisoning, heart and liver disease, nerve and brain damage, gastritis, and mouth and throat cancer.
More on Alcohol...
- Women absorb alcohol into their bloodstreams faster and metabolize it slower than men.
- Women develop alcoholic liver disease after drinking in shorter periods and lower levels than men.
- A daily glass of wine adds 10 pounds per year.
- Vomiting is the body's natural defense to absorbing more alcohol.
- 77% of high school students have consumed alcohol by the end of high school.
Real stories on alcohol abuse:
"My addiction built steadily and, before I realized it, I had become a morning as well as an afternoon drinker. I decided to stop drinking. I lay awake most of that night, and by noon the next day every bone in my body ached. In a blind panic, I nervously poured a glass full of gin, my hands shaking so violently that I spilled half the bottle. As I gulped it down, I could feel the agony gradually lessening. Then I finally knew the terrible truth: I was hooked. I couldn’t quit.”
"“I was really unhappy and just drank to escape my life. I went out less and less, so started losing friends. The more lonely I got, the more I drank. I was violent and out of control. I never knew what I was doing. I was ripping my family apart."