Alcohol is a drug, but unlike the other drug , marijuana,
cocaine, heroine, and probably all the others for some
reason this is socially accepted and is legal. Alcohol is bad
for you and does have long term affects associated with it.
Such as the long addiction to it, effects on the body, and
the social interaction effects. Alcohol, and alcoholism is
common in America, but drinking is more common around
kids. Social drinking a term kids and drinkers have come
accustom to, social drinking is defined by one standard
drink per hour, and no more than 3 per day, but some
people just socialize around people that drink as heavily as
they do and confuse that for social drinking. Addiction to
alcohol can be acquired easily if not careful, binge drinking
and family history are all keys in the identification of
addiction. Family history could be linked to alcoholism by
finding out if your family had problems in the past with
alcohol, and it is determined by studies that genes have
effects on alcohol. Alcohol is a drug, but legal unlike the
other drugs on the street, in my opinion drugs are all
harmful to the body, and can have serious problems to you
in the long run. Alcohol can effect the body in multiple
ways. The tranquilizing effects of being drunk, acts like a
stimulate, but is a depressant, and causes the brain to lower
self control, and impairs vision, other senses and effects
bodily coordination. This tranquilizing effect is effected by
the consumption or other wise intake of alcohol has serious
effects on the liver, the heart, and the brain. The alcohol
consumption effects all these and have an overall
personality change when signs of alcoholism begin. Alcohol
overall has a detrimental effect over the body and the mind.
I do believe alcohol is a drug and like other drugs which
are not legalized in the U.S. it is still really bad for you.
Also from alcohol a big risk is in evolved with drunk
driving, and getting alcohol poisoning. Both of these
possible consequences are a big factor when someone
drinks irresponsibly, Drunk driving accidents, and deaths
happen to much to not notice and to know that drinking is a
big cause of deaths in the year. Alcohol poisoning has a
greater chance of killing you because the effects are the
usual drunken depressant effects but it slowly gets worse as
you slip into coma, and if not taken care of die. Social
drinking and effects one can have on someone’s personality
is usually a drastic change. From this I mean I can speak
from experience, one of my friends is an alcoholic from my
perspective every chance he gets he drinks and if that is
compromised his personality does somersaults, and
changes into a mean self centered alcoholic, but anytime
he’s not drunk he seems normal but close interaction would
prove to be that he has a personality problem, and a severe
attitude. What I am trying to say is that my friend is my
friend and he’s been through concealing, and (AA) classes
and still he struggles to be intoxicated every chance he gets,
but he’s still my friend and I think if I was true friend I
would help and stop him from drinking but if I do I just get
shunned as he looks at me in discaust. Alcohol is in no
means a good drug. From what I know and have
experienced alcohol is just an open window for a long life
of problems and difficulties, and just make growing up
harder. It leaves the body sespetiblle to self infliction by
screwing up the only bodily organs you have in life and why
someone would want to risk there chances of death, and
life long hardship is beyond me. Alcohol is a drug and as
now is legal in the U.S. and if that changes it will in my
opinion advance our society mentally and make us
stronger, and the body, and mind already suffer as it is in
our society, but to put added pressure and infliction on
them is not a wise decision.

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