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EXCESSIVE ALCOHOL INTAKE
Alcoholism is divided into alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence. With both conditions though, there are environmental influences before 20 years of age and there may be some genetics involved. It is still a choice that is made at some point, and can be controlled through self determination initially, and later will need intensive counseling and professional help. At some point in the development of dependency, if not controlled early, this cannot be controlled simply by self discipline.
Alcohol and caffeine are the two most widely used drugs in the world.
A person’s alcohol use is primarily determined by attitudes developed in the first 20 years of life, this being the environmental influences.
Alcohol is absorbed rapidly and shows up in the blood stream in as little as 10 minutes. The level is influenced by the amount ingested, the amount and kind of food in the stomach and the extent of use over a period of time. One does develop a tolerance with liver enzymes activated by chronic use, and will need more alcohol to give them the “high” that they are seeking.
Alcohol is a depressant and blocks inhibitions, which causes one to act out more with anger, sexual exploits and other mostly undesirable activities.
Physiologic processes are impeded in the alcoholic, including FERTILITY. Through complex endocrine and toxic mechanisms, INFERTILITY can be a problem for both the male and the female, leading to failure of achieving a pregnancy, or ongoing and successful pregnancy.
This WSJ article is a good review of the general effects of drinking and its impact function: Testing the Limits of Tipsy
Many Factors Alter the Effects of Alcohol; A Party Experiment
Alcohol Use and Older Adults is an article on the effects of age on alcohol effects.
Signs of Alcoholism:
1. Need for daily drinking to function
2. Drinking early and throughout the day
3. Hiding drinking
4. Becoming angry when asked about drinking
5. Poor eating habits
6. Not caring about physical appearance
7. Drinking alone
8. Inability to stop drinking
9. Episodes of violence when drinking
10. Finding a reason to drink – friends, dinner, hard day
11. Trembles without reason
These are signals that one is in need of help!
This article describes one of the ongoing dilemmas that are associated with such a destructive habit, and even for those who are only casual offenders. The results can be the same, with loss of life and destroying ones future.
Below is a partial list of Effects of Excessive Drinking!