How Alcohol Affects Your Body? (An Infographic)
It’s easy to recognize the instant effects of consuming a copious amount of alcohol – slurred speech, euphoria, loss of motor coordination.
For many, this “high” is welcome; plenty of individuals drink socially at workplace events, happy hour, with friends or family, and at celebrations. It’s quite common to order a drink when eating at a restaurant, and sometimes even turning down alcohol can be seen as rude and impolite.
Unfortunately, some individuals can take this too far, and what starts off as innocent fun can quickly spiral into an alcohol addiction. While short-term effects of abusing alcohol are very apparent, there are countless other dangers involved when binge drinking becomes a long-term habit.
Many people know that long-term drinking negatively affects your kidneys, but it can also place a burden on your heart muscles, your intestines, infect your lungs, and weaken your bones.
When binge drinking becomes a habit, your body will face the consequences. Additionally, consistent alcohol abuse can also wreak havoc on your mental state; it’s common for the feeling of intoxication to exacerbate negative emotions such as anxiety, depression, and personality disorders.
If you or a loved one may be dealing with a substance abuse problem, it’s important to know that there is no shame in seeking help.
Addiction is a disease, and like other sicknesses, getting and feeling better should be made a top priority. Contact a Port Saint Lucie rehab center to get the resources you may need.
Many individuals turned to alcohol as a coping mechanism, but it only proves to be a temporary and ineffective solution to their problems.
Alcohol, by no means, is inherently bad; however, when turning to alcohol as a crutch or in excess is when a number of health problems may arise – both physically AND mentally. If you are battling an addiction, research and seek out a drug rehabilitation treatment center immediately.
BIO: Elevate Addiction Services is a drug treatment center based in northern California with over 20 years of experience under their belt.
They employ a number of different treatment methods, including holistic-based practices. They provide world class facilities, flexible programs tailored to the client’s preferences, and a long-term aftercare program upon graduation of the program.
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