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Long Term Effects of Alcohol Use By: Shelby Taylor
Long term effects of Alcohol Long term negative effects of alcohol can hurt your health from head to toe. What alcohol does is create havoc in your body and mind. It is addicting. There are also short term effects of alcohol. But its long term side effects are more harmful, especially if you also smoke cigarettes.
Alcohol VS Marijuana Marijuana is far less toxic & less addictive than alcohol. long-term Marijuana use is far less damaging than long-term alcohol use.
What Alcohol Does To Your Body Can you guess what these are?
Binge Drinking Binge drinking is a common pattern of excessive alcohol use. This happens when men consume 5 or more drinks, and women consume 4 or more drinks, in about 2 hours.
Facts About Binge Drinking Binge drinkers are 14 times more likely to report alcohol- impaired driving than non-binge drinkers. About 90% of the alcohol consumed by youth under the age of 21 in the United States is in the form of binge drinks.
Binge drinking is associated with many health problems Unintentional injuries (e.g., car crashes, falls, burns, drowning). Intentional injuries (e.g., firearm injuries, sexual assault, domestic violence). Alcohol poisoning. Children born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. High blood pressure, stroke, and so on Liver disease. Neurological damage. Poor control of diabetes.
Why Do People Binge Drink? get caught up in a social scene with lots of peer pressure. They're curious — they want to know what it's like to drink alcohol. They believe that it will make them feel good, not realizing it could just as easily make them sick and hung- over. They may look at alcohol as a way to reduce stress, even though it can end up creating more stress. They want to feel older.
Drinking and driving On average, someone in the U.S. is killed by a drunk driver every 40 minutes. Men are about twice as likely as women to drive under the influence of alcohol and to be involved in a fatal collision. The deadliest drunk-driving accident in the U.S. occurred when a drunk driver crashed into a school bus, killing 27 people and injuring 34 others
Health Triangle On the physical side you don’t look healthy and fit Which makes you feel bad And your friends don’t want to be around a drunk mean person so they stop being your friend