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Eight Things you need to Know about Alcohol

Teen alcohol and drug abuse is becoming the main cause of concern in today’s society. Drinking alcohol leads to many health problems and is one of the main causes of an increase in the death rate among teens. Knowing more about the facts of alcohol will help you stay away from drinking alcohol. So, here we have listed eight things one should know about alcohol.

  1. One of the most socially accepted abusive substances is alcohol and is the main contributing factor of date rapes.
  2. Alcohol doesn’t quench thirst but makes thirst worst. Alcohol is also very high in empty calories and it dehydrates your body as well.
  3. Drinking alcohol during and after pregnancy can lead to permanent damage of the brain and usually will cause physical deformations to unborn babies.
  4. Drinking too much  alcohol while pregnant  can also cause PFAS and FAS in babies, which are shocking conditions that usually leave their victims incapable to function in society, or socially not able  to care for themselves. Many of these children end up committing suicide or living under the criminal justice system.
  5. Drinking alcohol can also cause the following side effects in  varying degrees: sleeplessness, impaired memory, impaired thought process, dullness of sensation, impaired judgment, lower reflexive and reactive motor response, lowered sensory motor skills and in worse cases, it can cause death or coma.
  6. Many people think that alcohol is a good stimulant like coffee; however it is not.In fact alcohol is a depressant.
  7. Alcohol can also lead to the following behaviors; sexual openness, spilling secrets, quick tempers, aggression, phony friendliness, excessive talking and lying.
  8. 70% of alcohol abusers and alcoholics will suffer from many irreversible physical side effects such as cirrhosis of the liver, nose and ears cauliflowering (where the ears and nose are becoming cauliflower shaped), heart problems, premature dementia either full or partial, obesity, slurred speech, long term memory loss and loss of bladder control.

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