Alcohol abuse affects your body physically and mentally. When you drink alcohol, your brain builds up a tolerance level, which urges you to drink more and more to get the initial euphoric effects. Excessive drinking leads to a dependence on alcohol and puts you at high-risk for many serious health problems. Alcohol consumption can cause liver damage, kidney failure, lung infections, and even cancer.
The brain controls how you move, talk, walk and think. Alcohol interferes with the brain’s neurotransmitters and releases more dopamine, which causes pleasurable feelings. The brain builds up a tolerance to the amounts of alcohol consumed. The euphoric feelings are short-term and sometimes a person will drink more to reach the same level of pleasure.
A toxic brain affects your coordination and critical thinking. A person who is under the influence and operates a motor vehicle or other heavy equipment can cause fatal accidents. Judgment is destabilized and reactive senses slow down. Speech becomes slurred and balance is impacted. Alcohol interferes with memory and results in blackouts, which are short-term forms of amnesia.
Excessive alcohol use can cause cancer in different areas of the body. Alcohol causes cirrhosis of the liver or liver failure, which is fatal. Alcohol is toxic and alters the stomach, heart, intestines, nervous system, and bones. The detrimental effects of alcohol on your body far outweigh the short-term moments of pleasure received with the first drink.
Many people turn to alcohol to relieve stress. Since alcohol is a depressant, it can elevate depression, anxiety, and emotional distress. Drinking alcohol can disrupt normal sleep patterns and cause insomnia. Lack of restful sleep can influence poor performance or frequent absences at work and lead to termination.
The effects of alcohol on the human body are dangerous and deadly. If you have an alcohol addiction, get help now. Cypress Lakes Lodge specializes in treatment for alcohol addiction with a mind, body, and spiritual approach to therapy. Make the call today and save yourself from the harmful effects alcohol abuse. Recovery is possible and you are not alone. You can enjoy life without toxic substances.
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