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Alcohol Consumption

Winford Chang

It’s New Years Eve and everybody is letting go and partying, not just with snacks and games, but also with alcohol. Many people consume much more than they should in celebration of this special day. Alcohol makes you feel good but comes with many dangerous side effects. Understanding what happens to you after you consume something that is possibly dangerous is important. 

Alcohol is an important ingredient used in recreational drinks such as beer, wine, and spirits. Consumption of alcohol causes a sensation known as drunkenness that is associated with vision problems, drowsiness, loss of balance, and slow or poor judgement. Being drunk puts you at a great disadvantage, so always be careful of when, where, and how much you drink.  For example, drinking and driving kills 28 people every day. Drinking alcohol can also lead to addiction which is extremely hard to break and often requires external help. In the US, 1 in 12 Men and 1 in 25 women alcohol abuse disorders. Alcohol can cause nerve damage to your body, some of which can be irreversible. Nerve damage can cause many things like sexual dysfunction, nausea, impaired speach, and dizziness. Alcohol can even lead to death from alcohol poisoning. On average, 6 americans a day die from overdosing on alcohol.

So have fun while partying, eating, and drinking but remember to watch out for how much alcohol you drink because too much is very dangerous and can cause long term damage, some of which irreversible. Drinking occasionally may be fine and manageable, but keep your drinking under control and have fun for New Years. 

Nall, Rachel. “Alcohol and Memory Loss: Connection, Research, and Treatment.” Healthline, Healthline Media, 26 Sept. 2019, https://www.healthline.com/health/alcoholism/alcohol-and-memory-loss#memory-loss. 


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