Updated: Jul 19
From my research, it appears alcohol consumption is deeply rooted in many cultures and is often associated with social gatherings and moments of relaxation. It is essential to be aware of the effects that excessive alcohol consumption can have on our bodies, both in the short and long term.
When consumed to excess, alcohol can lead to disinhibition and loss of ability to drive a car safely as it affects vision. This altered physical state increases the risk of accidents and injuries, endangering both ourselves and others.
One of the main impacts of excessive alcohol intake is irritating the lining of the stomach and esophagus, causing dehydration and electrolyte imbalances, liver damage, and life-threatening diseases such as alcoholic hepatitis and cirrhosis.
In addition to the physical effects, alcohol can also have significant emotional and mental repercussions. Mood swings, ranging from euphoria to depression or even aggression, are common. Concentration and cognitive performance may be affected, making it difficult to concentrate or perform tasks effectively.
Moreover, the likelihood of developing various types of cancer, such as liver, oesophageal, and breast cancer, is significantly higher in people who abuse alcohol.
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Fortunately, I have never experienced alcoholism or addiction at close quarters. In fact, James is the only recovering addict I know well. He has his own struggles with a rare strain of Madelung's Disease.