The Effects Of Alcohol On The Human Body

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The Effects of Alcohol on the Human Body
Alcohol is defined as “a colorless liquid obtained by fermentation of sugars and starches” (The Leading Free Dictionary Site, 2016). The use of alcohol is described in the Bible “Wine is a mocker” and “strong drink is raging” Proverbs 20:1 (King James Version). Many frugal businesspersons have capitalized on the use of alcohol in their manufacturing processes and have used alcohol as a preservative in a wide range of household consumer products, and casual drinking is a way of life; or so it seems. Despite these widespread uses of alcohol, the abuse of alcohol as a drug, or as a means of avoiding reality can be harmful. Excessive consumption of alcohol adversely affects one’s physical health, mental health, and family life.
The norm today recognizes the consumption of alcohol as an acceptable ‘past time’, others call themselves social drinkers. After the rigors of a challenging work week, what seems better than a drink with the boys, or an ever needed happy hour; where alcohol is ever present and is sold at very reasonable prices. Wine has a long history of use as an early form of meditation and as a safe alternative to drinking water. Additionally, alcohol is an antiseptic for treating wounds, and as a digestive aid, as well as a cure for a wide range of ailments, such as: lethargy and diarrhea, and may be used to ease the pain of childbirth (Dr. Murray). The blood properties of wine may have the potential benefits of reducing the…
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