The Ill Effects Of Alcohol On Your Body

Published: 27th September 2010
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Drinking alcoholic beverages such as wine, beer, and mixed drinks in a social gathering is widely accepted in many venues such as parties, sporting events, etc. Most people have little to no problems with drinking alcoholic beverages, as long as it is done in a controlled and responsible manner. However, there are occasions when you may have felt the effects of your drink's contents after drinking one too many. For people who have a problem controlling their drinking, the effects of overindulgence can have serious if not deadly consequences. With that in mind, this article lists a few of the effects you should be aware of.



Alcohol addiction, also known as alcoholism, affects millions of people in the United States and around the world. The effects of alcohol are often quite severe for those who are addicted.



The first of the worst effects of alcohol is the possibility of addiction. Addiction is coded into the DNA of some people. Alcohol is sometimes used by these people as a way to relieve stress or get away from the worries of the world for a while. This is a very addictive activity and is one of the reasons that you need to be careful with your alcohol consumption. Alcohol addiction is treatable but can often ruin lives.



Alcohol really has the biggest effect on the liver. The liver is the organ that works to remove toxins from your blood. When too much alcohol gets into your blood, your liver has to work extra hard to remove it. The average liver can really only handle one alcoholic drink per hour. If you drink anymore than that, you are likely to become intoxicated. If you drink much more than that, you may be doing your liver a disservice. Years of drinking heavily can actually kill many liver cells, or work to swell the liver which can lead to many illnesses and even death.



Alcohol also has damaging effects on the brain. Since the brain needs oxygen from blood to work properly, alcohol levels in your blood can affect the way that your brain runs. When your blood alcohol content becomes very high, you may actually be killing brain cells with your drinking habits.



Over an extended period of time, the effects of alcohol become multiplied over and over again. If you know anyone who has a drinking problem, it is important that you speak with him or her about it as soon as possible.



The author writes articles on a number of other topics including Electronic Dog Training Collars and Dog Behavior Modification .

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