Some of the cancers that one can get from drinking too much alcohol for a long time are, mouth, esophagus, throat, liver, and breast cancers. People can get cirrhosis of the liver from drinking to much alcohol and can easily develop liver cancer. The liver becomes very inflamed , and can also cause alcoholic hepatitis, which can result in liver failure and death. Alcohol can also increase one’s risk of having a heart attack because it causes high blood pressure, hypertension. It also can weaken the muscles of the heart causing it to affect the functioning of other parts of the body like the lungs, liver, brain and almost all the other body systems.
Leshner states, “As with many other brain diseases, addiction has embedded behavioral and social-context aspects that are important parts of the disorder itself” (Leshner). Recognizing addiction as a mental illness can help reduce the health and social costs that are directly related to treating addiction. Research has exposed that drug abuse is a severe health issue, as well as a social issue. Addicts become so obsessed with consuming the substance it causes their immune systems to shut down and causes the addict to be incapable of functioning properly in a social setting. Addiction has severe negative consequences affecting the addict’s mental and physical well being.
Explain how health is affected by behaviors, economics, and social structure. Numerous behaviors affect health. Alcohol consumption and illicit drug use are examples of personal decision making and patterns of behavior that have tremendous adverse effects on health and on the nation’s economy (Williams & Torrens, 2010, page 68). Alcohol consumption, beyond a moderate level, is associated with numerous physiological complications including cirrhosis of the liver, various cancers, intestinal disorders, and brain function deterioration and social complications ranging from divorce to poor job performance. Similarly, illicit drug use results in a spectrum of adverse consequences for society such as high level of violent crime, general social
One way of describing alcohol is to call it a “toxic drink” for the body. Alcohol is harmful to the human body, and even more harmful to young adults, whose bodies and minds have not fully matured to handle the effects of alcohol. The abuse of alcohol results in both physical and mental damages to humans. Damages include liver damage, addiction, and depression. “Also, lowering the drinking age would have dangerous long-term consequences: Early teen drinkers are not only more susceptible to alcoholism but to developing the disease earlier and more quickly than others” (Dean-Mooney).
Alcohol Crisis Intervention BSHS/471 Alcohol Crisis Intervention Alcohol dependency can play a huge role when it comes to dealing with certain situations. A person who is depressed may turn to alcohol to alleviate these problems. Alcohol has a negative effect on relationships, mental, physical, and emotional states. The users who depend on alcohol to suppress these emotions and issues put him or her in harms way. Alcohol can be physically damaging for many aspects of the body including important organs such as the liver and pancreas.
Teens who drink are at higher risk for date rape, pregnancy, HIV and other STDs, assault, drowning, alcohol poisoning, alcohol dependency, DUI-related injury and death (yours and/or others). This has nothing to do with “good” or “bad” or what kind of person you are. When you and others are drinking, you can become careless, and it’s all downhill from there. Teens who drink are also more likely to engage in violence against others. In addition to criminal penalties, there may be
Studies suggest that younger children may be more vulnerable to the effects of witnessing domestic violence than older children (Johnson and Lieberman, 2007) so it is very disturbing to recognize that young children are more likely to witness incidents of violence than older children (Ybarra, Wilkens, & Lieberman, 2007). Witnessing these acts of violence has a detrimental effect on the cognitive development as well as emotion regulation and internalizing and externalizing behaviors in preschoolers (Lieberman, 2007; Ybarra, Wilkens, & Lieberman). Studies show that dysfunctional development can be deterred through a positive relationship with mother and child, and that resilience is possible if a nurturing relationship exists in which the mother is attuned to her
Drinking is extremely dangerous when consumed in large amounts. The person drinking could become alcohol poisoned or even just loose it and end up attempting very dangerous actions. What concerns me the most is that I have seen myself and some friends do this in the past, so I went ahead and researched if Binge Drinking is an issue that should be considered of high risk. First, let’s
The third stage is when individuals are increasing the frequency of alcohol use. This stage may also include either buying or stealing to get alcohol. In the fourth stage the users have established regular alcohol consumption, have become preoccupied with getting intoxicated ("high") and have developed problems in their social, educational, vocational, or family life as a result of using the substance. The final and most serious is the fifth stage the person is only feeling normal when they are using alcohol. (Drugfreeworld.org) SHORT-TERM EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL • Slurred speech • Drowsiness • Vomiting • Diarrhea • Upset stomach • Headaches • Breathing difficulties • Distorted vision and hearing • Impaired judgment • Decreased perception and coordination • Unconsciousness • Coma • Blackouts (memory lapses, where the drinker cannot remember events that occurred while under the influence) LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL Binge drinking and continued alcohol use in large amounts are associated with many health problems, including: • car crash, falls, burns, drowning • firearm injuries, sexual assault, domestic violence • Increased on-the-job
The rapid increase in the number of cars has led to several consequences. According to a recent study, one of the major reasons for death is caused by drinking and driving. Especially, when a person is drunk he/she is putting others life at a risk. Although several policies and law have been imposed however, despite all such policies citizens chose to risk others life. One of the major causes of injury and death is due to the reason when people chose to save few dollars for a taxi fare over risking innocent’s life.