Drugs And Alcohol Essay

1229 WordsMar 12, 20095 Pages
Everyone knows that alcohol is legal for people 21 and over in the United States. Alcohol can be used socially, and it can be abused just as well as anything else. When drinking alcohol it is absorbed into you bloodstream, this is why when you abuse alcohol it is able to shut down your immune system. Generally the first to shut down is your liver. When your liver shuts down it becomes fatal, your only chance for living would be a liver transplant if it isn't already to late. Alcohol can also damage every organ in your body. It is absorbed directly into your bloodstream and can increase your risk for a variety of life-threatening diseases, including cancer. Alcohol is a downer because it reduces brain function, it may not seem like this while you are drinking, but it is. In very small ammounts it is able to relax a person or make a person feel calm. There are different types of reactions with different people. Some become very friendly and talkative, and some can become very angry and violent. Drinking can lead to risky behaviors, such as driving when you shouldn’t, or having unprotected sex. When abused alcohol can poison ones body which can be fatal. This happens when you drink to much in a short periond of time. Alcohol is a very addiction drug, once you start it can become very hard to stop. Alcholoisim can run in the family and can be transfered from mother to baby while in fetus. This causes an alcohol baby. An alcohol baby will grow up and have the most difficult time passing up alcohol, and usually becomes like there mother or father in many cases. it can cause the child to start drinking at a earlier age, it is able to make it taste sweeter in some cases, meaning that potent taste that some have isn't so for someone that was born with alcohol in there blood. Most people who consume too much alcohol in a given drinking occasion will

More about Drugs And Alcohol Essay

Open Document