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Why should you Stop Drinking Alcohol ? Bad Effects of Alcoholism

Updated on February 24, 2014
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Anamika S Jain is a Social Media Consultant and Blogger. She is passionate about topics like Alternative Health Therapies and Hindu Mantras.

Alcoholism and Bad effects

Just like smoking Alcoholism also can lead to addiction and has numerous bad effects. Alcoholism has ruined several families and lives. Newspapers are full of stories about drunken driving and families ruined by alcohol. It is proved that the immediate physical effects of alcohol can happen ten minutes after drinking begins. Drinking alcohol in limited amounts may not prove fatal to health. One drink per day for Woman and 2 drinks for man is considered limited. Consumption of alcohol beyond those limits can be dangerous.Many people start drinking just to show off or being accepted by friends or society but it later becomes a habit one cannot get rid off.

Given below are the bad effects or impacts of Alcohol Consumption and ten reasons to stop drinking.

10 Reasons to Stop Drinking Alcohol
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10 Reasons to stop Drinking Alcohol

Given are ten reasons to stop drinking.

1) Heavy drinking can lead to early death and permanent damage to vital organs such as the brain and liver. When a person is having a high blood alcohol level one is also at risk for coma or respiratory paralysis. Alcohol can also deplete the body of nutrients, raise blood pressure and increase the risk of cancer. Chronic drinkers have weaker immune systems and are more likely infections, allergies and other diseases. It may harm the thyroid function in women. It is also known to lead to impotence and erection problems in men.

2) Alcoholism affects Relationships and can have a major impact on family and social life. It interferes with the drinker's physical or mental health making one temporary insane that one may not realize what he is doing. Domestic violence and abusive behavior is a regular thing at a drunkard’s house. Drinking habit can even result in one losing the job. It also can lead you one to behave improperly or getting into arguments.

3) A prolonged exposure to alcohol can result in cravings just like drugs that one can become dependant on it. Alcohol Consumption is also a costly addiction and can burn a hole in ones pocket.

4) Drinking Alcohol can lead to impaired judgment and lack of coordination and can result in accidents while driving. Physical effects of alcohol and reduced inhibitions can mean the drinker is more likely to engage in activities like unprotected sex, gambling, using drugs etc.

5) Since alcohol affects the brain the alcoholic might get black out or memory loss and may not remember some situations or events afterwards.

6) Drinking can also expose one to dangers or higher risk by making them an easy target for robbery, rape, abuse etc.

7) Nausea and Vomiting after drinking is the body’s mechanism to protect itself by getting rid of the alcohol. One may also suffer from a hangover and may experience migraine, dizziness, dehydration, fatigue etc.

8) Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is a serious consequence of drinking while pregnant and can result in mental retardation and other irreversible physical abnormalities of the child. In addition, the children of alcoholic parents are more likely to become alcoholics.

9) Alcohol is often associated with health conditions like Obesity as alcohol is full of calories which are why going to gyms or health clubs to reduce weight does not bring many results in alcoholics. Moreover, these people are also more likely to have fried foods and other unhealthy accompaniments along with drinks.

10) Alcoholics often suffer from depression and stress. Alcoholics mostly suffer from severe sleep disorders.

But the good news is there are ways one can get rid of this bad habit.There are specialized Health Organizations offering help for Alcoholics in every country. So if you are addicted to drinking try to ‘Stop Drinking and Start Living’.

Impact of Alcohol on Brain

© 2009 Anamika S Jain


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    Margret Nansen 

    8 years ago

    Wow,Thanks 4 dah avise cause all dahh information has helped me won my touch full Speech!!!!!

  • privateye2500 profile image


    8 years ago from Canada, USA, London

    Alcoholics mostly suffer from severe sleep disorders.

    That isn't true. Alcoholics suffer from MANY issues but sleep disorders are not the main one.

    But the good news is there are ways one can get rid of this bad habit.

    This is also not true, Alcoholism is not a *Bad Habit* - it is a Disease. Big difference. If not arrested it will cause jail, hospitals and eventually death.

    Hardly like biting your finger-nails (bad habit)

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    9 years ago

    Alcohol can ruin your life. It only takes one night of excessive drinking, black outs, and bad choices, believe me. It's not worth it.

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    Rehab Programs 

    9 years ago from United States of America

    Thank you for sharing facts about alcohol. Alcohol is another legal drug available anywhere, but it is dangerous in high doses and addictive as well.

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    craft beer club  

    9 years ago

    Social Occasions and Business demand us to drink many a times. There is no harm in drinking as long as it is within limits.

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    Mark Bruno 

    10 years ago from New Jersey Shore

    Thanks for the great information on this so hard to quit addiction. Once this alcohol addiction takes hold of us, it's hard to break free of it. Most of the weight we gain is from over eating before or after drinking alcohol. The body (liver) focuses on getting the alcohol filtered out first, leaving the food we eat in us for many hours not being processed and in turn, turning all to fat.

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    Beth Arch 

    10 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Seas

    Drinking can't be avoided especially when socializing with business prospects. But when it comes to abusing it, that's another story.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Anamika S Jain 

    11 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    Thanks for your Opinion ironmaidendp and JonTutor.

  • JonTutor profile image


    11 years ago from USA

    Unlike smoking... alcohol in moderation isn't bad for health...gotta read your articles... I'm curious to learn more about India.

  • ironmaidendp profile image


    11 years ago from UK

    we all know the ill effects, but still we can't restrain ourselves from it.

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    Anamika S Jain 

    11 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    Thanks for the Opinion metaphysician.

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    11 years ago

    Small dose is still okay. Save the heavy dose for celebration.

    I guess everything done in mederation is not that bad although total elimination is the best!

    Thanks for the warning anyway.

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    Anamika S Jain 

    11 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    Indeed they are! Thanks for the comment shamelabboush.

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    11 years ago

    Those are horrible facts!!! Good thing I don't drink, thanks for the warning hub.

  • Anamika S profile imageAUTHOR

    Anamika S Jain 

    11 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    I thought I could cast my spell on you Misha. Thanks for the comment.

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    11 years ago from DC Area

    I won't stop, sorry Anamika. :) It is tasty, and it is healthy, taken in moderation. :)

  • Anamika S profile imageAUTHOR

    Anamika S Jain 

    11 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    I agree with you. Thanks Alex and Ivjin for your valuable comments.

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    11 years ago

    Drinking alcohol wastes money.

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    A l e x 

    11 years ago

    Great hub, very informative and educational. And yes, alcohol is a hell of a drug. People say that marijuana is a gateway drug, but alcohol is probably the worst. I'll be reading your hubs more often.

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    Anamika S Jain 

    11 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    Thanks for the Support ratnaveera! Even I cannot stand the smell of alcohol.

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    11 years ago from Cumbum

    Indeed this is Great Advice for the drunkards and I have learned that many drinking people affect the other innocent members of family as the odour of liquor also severely affects body health.

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    Anamika S Jain 

    11 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    Thanks for the Support dogfishcat

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    11 years ago

    Great post lots of info there.

  • Anamika S profile imageAUTHOR

    Anamika S Jain 

    11 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    Thanks for expressing your opinion here BC and cindyvine.

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    Cindy Vine 

    11 years ago from Cape Town

    I think drinking alcohol makes you sound like an alcoholic. Sipping alcohol sounds far more refined and civilised.

  • Anamika S profile imageAUTHOR

    Anamika S Jain 

    11 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    Thanks for expressing your Opinions Anuj Agarwal, Mighty Mom and nms.

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    11 years ago from Cochin

    very good hub...say no to alcohol

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    Susan Reid 

    11 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

    All very good advice and the dangers of excessive drinking are numerous. Not everyone who drinks excessively will become alcoholic, however. Alcoholism is a disease and is believed to be genetic (hence children of alcoholics being more likely to become alcoholic). There are negative consequences on so many levels -- physical, emotional, financial, social. It's really a heartbreaking disease, most especially because everyone in the person's life suffers, not just the drinker.

    This is a very informative hub. The only one I don't entirely agree with is #9. Alcoholics are often underweight because they don't eat, they get their calories from alcohol. At the end stage of their disease their bodies actually reject all nourishment except alcohol -- but also reject that!

    But they can also be bloated and puffy from alcohol, that's true. Either way, there's no getting around the fact that alcoholics are sick and the only way to get well is to STOP DRINKING! MM

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    Anuj Agarwal 

    11 years ago from Noida

    addiction of anything is bad for you or for your family... be it alcohol, smoking, work, gambling or any other activity... Do whatever you like, but do it in limit and do not lose your presence of mind... Cheers!

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    Anamika S Jain 

    11 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    Thanks for your opinion RGraf, fortunerep, quicksand and kmadhav.

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    11 years ago from New delhi

    alcohol is not a good thing for anycost for anybody........

  • quicksand profile image


    11 years ago

    Why should anyone shtop drinking alcohol? Itsh fun, ish it not? Hic!

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    Dori S Matte 

    11 years ago from Hillsborough

    not to mention drinking and driving and killing people doing so. Great Hub


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    Rebecca Graf 

    11 years ago from Wisconsin

    Good advice especially for those who cannot stop. I can stop at one glass and not be tempted for any more for months on end. But like with anything, too much of a good thing becomes a very bad thing.


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