Alcohol: Is it good or Bad for your health?


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Like smoking, use of alcohol has also become very common in teenagers as well as aged people. People usually drink alcohol occasionally and present lame excuses and justifications to defend their act but it is a fact that, it is dangerous and harmful even in small amount. The post is written to spread awareness against the alcohol.

Why you shouldn’t drink alcohol?

Alcohol has been stated as one of the leading causes of accidents in many countries around the globe. The worst part of this trend is that deaths that occur as a result of people abusing alcohol normally come as a result of reduced reaction time and other problems emanating from the brain’s failure to function normally. All the fatalities in this case can be completely avoided if the consumption of alcohol was to be regulated. Therefore, it is one of those problems which mankind has brought up as a result of consuming some substance which harms the body. For some reason, it is even believed that victims of alcohol abuse eventually become addicted to it and end up harming themselves badly.

In some cultures the harmful nature of alcohol does not sting them because their traditions have managed to take it up as part of their diets naturally. But when you look at the sociological aspect of alcohol, you can find that the people who have been taking it have faced serious sociological issues. The commonest of them is the misuse of money that is meant for the family on alcohol and strained relations in the family. Such people drink with the view of getting intoxicated not as a way of supplementing the diet.

Harms to expecting mothers:

Alcohol has also been noted to be the cause of many serious ailments. For example, expecting mothers have been told to avoid taking alcohol as it might result in either delivering underweight babies, or intoxicated babies. But the worst case scenario is that the same alcohol has sometimes been linked to miscarriages or the delivery of premature babies. In any case, it can be said that alcohol does not help anyone to improve their livelihood when abused.

Diseases caused by alcohol:

Anemia, cancer, cirrhosis, depression, high blood pressure, depression, pancreatitis, nerve damage and cardiovascular diseases are some major diseases that are caused by drinking alcohol.

14 Responses to Alcohol: Is it good or Bad for your health?
  1. Zac
    November 2, 2012 | 4:46 am

    You should state some facts to go with your article. There are good and bad things about alcohol, and you can’t focus merely on anecdotal evidence from one perspective and claim to publish an objective and true article.

  2. abraham
    November 3, 2012 | 1:12 pm

    also actually i think alcohol affect the IQ i mean downgrade it. it destroys families, it affects the emotions. you can loose good behavior etc.

  3. cent
    November 3, 2012 | 4:48 pm

    u are on point bro.

  4. Cecil
    November 7, 2012 | 7:44 pm

    Alcohol makes you LEAN………
    you LEAN against tables, other people, walls, streetpoles, cars, barcounters……

  5. terry
    November 10, 2012 | 6:51 pm

    I am 56 years old. I have one drink of wine once or twice a month. Probably not harmful, however I agree abuse of alcohol is a very big problem. use of any substance ( foot, pot, drugs, nicotine, alcohol etc.) to help you deal with life does damage, as you end up leaning too much on it. Build relationships with family, friends, etc. and get support as needed. we all need each other not a crutch to find joy in life. Support groups like Church family, community groups and specific organizations like AA can help a lot.
    If pregnant do not drink any amount!! My wife is a nurse and recently finished training on fetal alcohol syndrome and learned that even a sip of alcohol during pregnancy can harm your baby!

  6. Jordan
    November 12, 2012 | 11:02 pm

    Everyone knows that expecting mothers should not consume alcohol. There are drunk driving laws set in place here in the U.S. that clearly state, and I quote, “any party whom of which operates a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol is a direct danger to those on the road, and therefore, is subject to arrest.” The sociological aspects of which you speak are underlying character flaws, and also the underlying “symptoms” you’ve listed can be cause by anything and everything you encounter in daily life. Not to mention the fact that not once in this blog did you mention the harm on people with TBI’s. Do your research before you start printing libel.

  7. Paul
    November 19, 2012 | 10:58 am

    Where’s the ‘beef’? How about some data… medical/scientific study references to back up your position? Otherwise, you’re just blowing in the wind…

  8. Steve B.
    November 23, 2012 | 5:25 pm

    I believe we have so many problems the people should decide to at least close the bars. If bars would close peple might drink at home and at least spend more time with the family. There would be far fewer accidents. If you drink at home you go to sleep, but at the bar and you are going to drive home.

    I would like to see the people demand they close all bars for one week and compare accidents and domestic violence with the previous week. If alcohol related accidents fell by half and domestiv violence calls fell by half could anyone argue that bars are a problem and not so much the alcohol?

    People will argue but we need a place to meet and socialize. OK, go to the park, go to a recreation center or what about meeting at people’s home?

    I feel the people shold demand this, because if alcohol is the main cause of failed marriages, accidents and violence in general, then limiting the consumption of alcohol would have to benefit everyone.

    Now bar owners would argue this, liquor stores would argue, and people who have no life who go to bars and waste money would argue, but the common person would just have to decide is a person’s life better with or without alcohol?

    Maybe only 10% of the population even goes to bars and you could compare that 10% with the rest and discover they represent 90% of the domestiv violence and 90% of the DWI and their marriage failure rate is probably 75%.

  9. Bee
    November 26, 2012 | 2:59 pm

    Yes ,I know

  10. bijoytripura
    November 28, 2012 | 2:44 pm

    Avoid alchohal,enjoy life

  11. TraciLyn
    December 1, 2012 | 4:08 pm

    Very informative. This is a disease that cannot be summed up in a cute little quip to truly appreciate the devastation it leaves in its’ wake as it slithers through entire families destroying lives. There are people who are not even born who will fall victim in one way or another, & it is a “legal” drug that our Govt. sells us, that & tobacco, two of the biggest killers of our loved ones & more addictive than Heroin. We are kidding ourselves if we believe D.C. has our best interests at heart. . . That ‘s my “thoughts” on the subject. Thank you for your post & everyones’ subsequent replies.

    December 2, 2012 | 12:51 pm

    Disadvantage: Heart-Health Risk
    Moderate alcohol consumption in healthy adults can be cardio-protective, but excessive alcohol consumption or alcohol use if you have existing heart disease increases your risk of heart complications. Continued alcohol use if you have high blood pressure can lead to blockage in the arteries from the brain, causing a sudden or severe disruption in the brain blood supply, or stroke. Excess alcohol consumption also increases the chance of chronic high blood pressure, which impacts the functionality of your heart.

    Advantage: Other Health-Risk Reduction
    Type 2 diabetes, a form of chronic metabolic disease due to poor insulin production, can result from differing contributing factors, like poor diet, pancreatic complications or obesity. Studies indicate that the risk of developing diabetes is reduced with regular, moderate alcohol consumption, but the exact benefit of alcohol on blood glucose management warrants ongoing research. Gallstones develop in the gallbladder and can result from too much cholesterol in the diet. Alcohol might minimize the risk of cholesterol accumulation that leads to gallstones. Consequently, excess alcohol consumption also can cause complications in blood glucose management if you have diabetes and poor liver functions that increase the risk of gallstones.

  13. Dude
    December 4, 2012 | 2:21 am

    Red wine has proven health benefits as does beer in a lesser capacity. Just making a blanket statement that all alcohol is bad is ignorant. The same claims could be made against people who abuse food. Stating that food is all bad would be just about as ridiculous as stating all alcohol is bad. Anything taken outside of moderation can be harmful. This article is devoid of facts and based solely uneducated opinions.

  14. kuron
    December 9, 2012 | 8:59 pm

    Thank you for the useful post!
    I think the most problem of alcohol is dependence.
    I have stopped all alchol for about one mouth.
    but i feel drinking sometimes.
    When i drunk once by a week,i did not notice my dependence .
    alchol has more strong dependence than we think.

    Thank you for your advice:)

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