Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse

1492 Words Jun 23rd, 2018 6 Pages
"The total annual mortality rates due to alcohol-related accidents and health issues are close to 35,000” (“Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse"). This fact explains how many problems come along with alcohol abuse, and tell about health issues and accidents that could be caused by alcohol. Alcohol can be very dangerous and threaten the lives of people even if they are not the one consuming alcohol. Wrecks often happen and kill innocent people as a result of people drinking and driving. There are many alcohol related deaths in the world today whether it is because of drunk driving, or just because someone drank too much and destroyed their liver. Many people think these problems are problems that could easily be avoided if people did not use …show more content…
A lot of times, people drink because nobody likes them, or because they are constantly around a group of people that don’t like them. “If you’re walking into a room feeling like everyone hates you, and if you do not drink whenever you feel that way, you never learn to check out your [Potentionally Biased] assumptions and just numb the thought” (Szaalavitz). This quote goes along with alcoholism in how it tells the reasons why someone may drink when others are. Many health problems can also come along with Alcohol Abuse or excessive drinking. “Alcohol Abuse can cause many health problems, and become a social and physical problem in your life.” People abuse alcohol, for reasons such as stress or problems in life, another reason people may abuse alcohol is because it has been passed on to them through genetics.
Genetics and History are another reason that can drive people to drink excessive amounts of alcohol. Alcoholism can be passed on through birth or family history. “Research suggests that certain genes may increase the risk of alcoholism, but which genes and how they work is not known” (“Alcoholism”). This quote relates to genes and history because it tells you that there are certain genes that an alcoholic could pass on to his or her children. If you are around people who drink a lot, you are more prone to do it too. “If you have family that has drunk their whole life, it could pass on generation to generation and become a problem for you also” (“Health Tip”). Being
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