The Use of Alcohol

905 Words Jan 27th, 2018 4 Pages
From then until now, alcohol has played an important part in human society. It is used at social gatherings, in cultural and religious ceremonies, and even for medical purposes. It can kill thousands of lives or if used responsibly it can make your life longer and healthier. Underage drinking is debated now a days, for these reasons and it is the government’s decision on whether or not teenagers are mature enough to use alcohol responsibly or abuse it. From the cringing feeling as you take a shot of your favorite liquor to the satisfying buzz you get while drinking your favorite beer or wine cooler, alcohol comes in many varieties. The more alcohol the body consumes the more people realize the slurring of their speech, swaying in their walk or just straight pass out. The cause of this is the sedative effect from the alcohol in your central nervous system which numbs your body to external stimulus (Shinner, 2010). Along with your nervous system, it can also damage almost every organ in your body. The liver is one of the biggest organs affected from alcohol due to the limit of how much it can filter. When our liver tries to break down alcohol, the resulting chemical reaction can damage its cells. This damage can lead to inflammation and scarring as the liver tries to repair itself which increases the risk of getting liver disease (DrinkAware, 2014). Drinking too much can weaken your immune system, making your body a…
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