Essay On Alcohol Is The Leading Cause Of Death

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Alcohol is one of the leading causes of death in the United States; it affects the entire body, including the brain, nervous system, liver, heart, and the individual’s emotional well-being. Alcohol assists in making bad decisions, cancer, injuries, chronic illness, and of course hangovers. Some people believe drinking in moderation and sometimes regularly is alright, but that is definitely not the case. Drinking Alcohol can lead to many medical issues such as liver cirrhosis and pancreatitis. Liver cirrhosis is the damage of liver cells and in long term will cause liver failure and death. Pancreatitis is the inflammation of the pancreas, this in long term leads to the failure to produce insulin and can cause diabetes and even death. There…show more content…
These people mostly drink because the alcohol is easily accessible, it makes them feel like an adult, it is an act of rebellion, it makes them feel good, and the biggest reason people consume alcohol is peer pressure. Peer pressure is when your “friends” pressure you into doing something you know you should not do or do not want to do. The excuse that alcohol is easily accessible is not justifiable. Alcohol is not only expensive but it is illegal if you are under the age of twenty one, making it hard to have access to. Another way acquiring alcohol is difficult, many cities and towns are called “dry towns” meaning they cannot sell alcohol to anybody. Many alcoholics say drinking can in some ways be healthy and beneficial to you. Drinking even in moderation is unhealthy and can lead to heavier drinking. Although you think that it is just one drink, most people get drunk between the first and eighteenth drink. Many people who consume alcohol defend it by saying it helps prevent a common cold. While that is true in rare cases, alcohol still causes many other long term diseases. Another popular belief is that alcohol makes you relax and is a good distraction from stress. Although this seems true, alcohol makes you act irrationally to your surroundings. For example; alcohol is a major factor in domestic violence, animal abuse, and
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