What Are the Risks of Drinking Alcohol?

What Are the Risks of Drinking Alcohol? Drinking alcohol causes damage to your health in both the short term and long term, even for moderate drinkers. For individuals who suffer from addiction to alcohol and frequently drink in excess, these risks become higher. Knowing the risks of drinking alcohol is important to help avoid drinking to excess and reduce the likelihood of these risks. Short-Term Risks of Drinking Alcohol There are many short-term risks that occur when drinking alcohol. These risks can happen to anyone, including individuals suffering from alcohol use disorder, or individuals who are drinking for the very first time. Injuries When you drink alcohol to excess, your body will undergo changes. These changes include impaired balance, blurry vision, lowered inhibition, and more. This can lead to dangerous and potentially life-threatening injuries, including: Falls Motor vehicle accidents Drownings Bumping into walls, doors, and objects Burns Violence Alcohol consumed in excess can cause people to act aggressively. Alcohol can exacerbate anxiety, stress, anger, unresolved conflicts, and more. All of these things can lead to violence. Abusive behavior — whether mental, emotional, or physical — can be directed toward loved ones; physical fights can break out, and sexual assault rates become higher. Violent behavior can also lead to murder and suicide, whether intended or not. Legal Issues One poor decision made while intoxicated can impact the rest of ...
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