Informative Essay On Alcohol

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Alcohol
All of us one way or another has had a bad experience that involved alcohol. A lot of good times occur with alcohol but bad ones occur too. There are many different forms of alcohol to consume. Some people consume alcohol in the form of beer. Others consume alcohol in the form of wine. They all can mess us up but liquor is the quickest form. Alcohol can be a horrible addiction because it can cause the disease alcoholism, it’s responsible for many drunk driving events, and can cause many health risks.
First, alcoholism is a disease that we can be born with or developed. People get into the thought that everything is better while drinking, so everything they do includes it. Heavy or excessive drinking is bad for our health. Many drink
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In the United States it’s a crime for driving with your blood alcohol content to be 0.08 or above. It’s possible to reach 0.08 with as few as two drinks. Even drinking a moderate amount can impair a person’s motor skills, concentration, and judgment. It’s scary how often people will drink and drive and not think twice about it. Even with all these accidents and deaths we continue to do it. When you get caught drinking and driving you’ll be spending time in jail or prison along with a boatload of fines. “About one third of all drivers arrested or convicted of drunk driving are repeat offenders.”(Fell, …show more content…
Alcohol can cause pancreatic and liver disease, including alcoholic hepatitis and cirrhosis. “Heavy drinking is linked to higher rates of many cancers, including cancer of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, and esophagus.” (Gale, 2015). Drinking excessively can create damage to heart muscles and rise in blood pressure. Alcohol can also interfere with sleep and interact dangerously with prescription medications. It is also not a good idea to drink while pregnant. The unborn baby can be affected by the alcohol and this can lead to lifelong problems. “One of the most serious consequences of drinking during pregnancy is fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), a group of incurable and lasting problems for the child that can include mental retardation, vision and hearing problems, and physical birth defects.” (Gale, 2015). Drinking a lot causes intoxication with symptoms which include slurred speech, impaired balance, and not normal behavior. Extreme intoxication can cause coma and even death. “Numerous studies show that moderate drinkers have significantly lower rates of heart attacks, blood clot caused strokes, peripheral vascular disease, sudden cardiac death, and death from all cardiovascular causes.” (Gale,

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