Alcoholism

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Alcoholism One of the major problems in society is alcoholism. The effects of this disease are very dangerous and serious. It can cause many problems in a person’s life without the person even knowing. I will discuss the physical, psychological, and emotional effects of alcoholism and what causes it to happen. The first effect of alcoholism are physical. These are the most important because these can cause your death. Alcoholism causes cancer in the stomach, kidneys, and liver. Besides, alcohol alters the digestion of nutrients that the body needs to stay healthy. Alcoholism also causes severe damage in the neurons, so it causes alterations in the body movements, loss of appetite, and depression. All these physical consequences could cause your death if you drink alcohol in mass quantities. Losing your life or poisoning it is not worth the joy of drinking. The second effect caused by alcoholism are psychological. At the beginning, alcohol makes you feel relaxed, but if you drink it in excess, it increases anxiety and causes depression. It also causes family and legal problems, violence, changes of behavior, suicide among others. Alcohol is very powerful and alters all your normal behaviors. Many people believe that they can handle their drinking and that it won’t affect them at all. For some this may be true, but for others it is a cover up for what can really happen. Since alcohol alters the perception of most people, they make decisions that could change the rest of their lives. One of the most common ones is drinking and driving. Each year numerous amounts of people are killed in drunk driving incidents. The chance that you could take your own life, or someone else’s life on account that you wanted to have a good time is very serious. The third effect of alcoholism are emotionally. Alcoholism effects families all over America, and some families are even…...

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