Alcohol and Alcoholism Essay

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Alcohol and Alcoholism

Alcohol is a drug, but unlike the other drugs, marijuana, cocaine, heroine, and probably all the others for some reason this is socially accepted and is legal.

Alcohol is bad for you and does have long term affects associated with it.
Such as the long addiction to it, effects on the body, and the social interaction effects.

Alcohol, and alcoholism is common in America, but drinking is more common around kids. Social drinking a term kids and drinkers have come accustom to, social drinking is defined by one standard drink per hour, and no more than 3 per day, but some people just socialize around people that drink as heavily as they do and confuse that for social drinking. Addiction to
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The alcohol consumption effects all these and have an overall personality change when signs of alcoholism begin. Alcohol overall has a detrimental effect over the body and the mind.

I do believe alcohol is a drug and like other drugs which are not legalized in the U.S. it is still really bad for you.
Also from alcohol a big risk is in evolved with drunk driving, and getting alcohol poisoning. Both of these possible consequences are a big factor when someone drinks irresponsibly, Drunk driving accidents, and deaths happen to much to not notice and to know that drinking is a big cause of deaths in the year. Alcohol poisoning has a greater chance of killing you because the effects are the usual drunken depressant effects but it slowly gets worse as you slip into coma, and if not taken care of die. Social drinking and effects one can have on someone?s personality is usually a drastic change. From this I mean I can speak from experience, one of my friends is an alcoholic from my perspective every chance he gets he drinks and if that is compromised his personality does somersaults, and changes into a mean self centered alcoholic, but anytime he?s not drunk he seems normal but close interaction would prove to be that he has a personality problem, and a severe attitude. What I am trying to say is that my friend is my friend and he?s been through concealing, and (AA) classes and still he struggles to be intoxicated every
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