Stop Alcohol Consumption

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My dad is a heavy drinker. Every single day after work he comes home with a six pack and two twenty four once cans. On the weekends it is more than that. It has been like this for a couple of years. If he doesn’t get his beer he begins to act out. He becomes un-easy, aggravated, inpatient, grouchy, loud, and intolerable. His health is in bad conditions, but he is not letting that stop him from drinking. Alcohol is addictive. A beer here and there can become a couple every other day. Alcohol is detrimental to the human body, because too much alcohol damages the inter organs and behavior. According to alcoholism is a “chronic disorder characterized by dependence on alcohol, repeated excessive use of alcoholic beverages, the development of withdrawal symptoms on reducing or ceasing intake, morbidity that may include cirrhosis of the liver, and decreased ability to function socially and vocationally.” Even though drinking moderately can be good for the body, long term alcohol consumption can become an addiction. Just like any other drug, alcohol is bad on the body. “One of the most common causes of cirrhosis of the liver is long term alcohol consumption and or abuse.” Cirrhosis of the liver is when healthy cells are substituted by scar tissues. The liver is in charge of fighting infections. It cleans your blood, it helps digest food, and store energy for when you need it. The liver is also in charge of the production of proteins, blood clotting factors, and the
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