Alcohol Consumption And Abuse

Drinking alcohol is not always a problem. People often drink to relax, socialize and celebrate.  But alcohol’s effects vary from person to person, depending on –

  • Intake
  • Frequency of drinking
  • Age
  • Health
  • Family history

Drinking too much and too often can cause put you at an increased risk for a variety of problems.

Alcohol enters your bloodstream with the first sip. As you drink, the alcohol concentration increases in your bloodstream.  With increasing concentration, you become impaired. Here are a few effects alcohol can have on you –

  • Confusion
  • Memory and Concentration Issues
  • Lowered inhibition
  • Slurred speech
  • Motor impairment
  • Coma
  • Breathing problems
  • Death

Other risks can include:

  • Car crashes and other accidents
  • Risky and / or violent behavior
  • Suicidal tendency

Long term effects are –

  • Alcohol use disorder
  • Health problems
  • Increased risk for certain cancers

Because of the easy availability and social sanction of alcohol, abuse is common and not easily detected. Hiding alcohol and not being able to function well without it are common signs of alcohol issues. If you or a loved one is suffering from alcohol abuse, seek a reputed alcohol abuse treatment center as soon as possible.

If you are looking for one of the best San Diego alcohol abuse treatment centers, call Pacific Bay Recovery at 858-263-9700.

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