#1) Health-Related Complications & Diseases
Heavy alcohol consumption is risky for increasing your chances of developing a chronic disease or condition. Factors come into play such as the amount the individual consumes on a regular basis, and ABV (alcohol by volume) of the libation in which the abuser consumes will likely have ramifications on morbidity and mortality pertaining to chronic diseases and conditions.
25 diseases are entirely attributable to alcohol abuse playing a component-risk factor for certain cancers/tumors, neuropsychiatric conditions, and a number of other cardiovascular and digestive diseases. However, alcohol has both favorable and unfavorable impacts on diseases such as diabetes, ischemic stroke, and ischemic heart disease.
There are also a number of diseases and conditions which specifically correlate with the brain’s activity, in addition to our emotional/behavioral health. The brain is vital for how our entire endocrine system functions and alcohol, being a depressant, slows it down substantially causing serious and dangerous health concerns. Chronic depression is a common disease from alcoholism and can become deadly if not treated properly. Dementia and Alzheimer’s are a couple of other diseases that can be quite painful to watch a loved one contract through the assistance of this legalized marketed poison
#2) Drinking Costs a Pretty Penny
Have you ever wondered exactly how much money you’re spending on your drinking habit but have never been able to keep track? Well, now there are tools available online to help you figure out just that. Just to give you an idea of how much this can differ from person to person, here are a few examples of what your total could look like.
If you’re truly an occasional drinker your number should be fairly low. If you drink 1 day a week, consume 1 alcoholic beverage, and spend about $5.00 on that drink, it ends up costing you an annual total of $260.00
Now, if you’re an extreme drinker you could easily have a drastically higher total like this next example. Let’s say you’re a very heavy drinker and consume alcohol 5 days a week, drink an average of 6 drinks (this doesn’t even include the dozens of rounds of shots you buy for your friends), and spend about $5.00 on average per drink (don’t forget to tip your bartenders). Your annual total spent on alcohol would be a whopping $7,800.00 per year. This is a fantastic reason to cut down on alcohol, don’t you think?
#3) Drinking is Risky Business
Overconsumption of alcohol can be a risky ritual in a variety of different ways. Whether it’s the risk of facing a/an DUI or OVI charge, the possibility of hurting an innocent bystander, or risk of developing irreversible diseases – drinking an overabundance of alcohol is never a wise idea. The risks should make this decision quite simple, but most people who consume alcohol heavily have also developed a dependency, and some don’t even realize this to be the case.
According to The New York Times – Approximately 29% of the population fits the description of an excessive drinker, although 90% of them don’t meet the definition of alcoholism. This guest post was written by Curtis Boyd, for the Law Offices of Susan T. Parkins, Esq.
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