Alcohol Abuse Can Lead To Temporary And Long Term Problems With Physical And Mental Health For Yourself, Those Close To You, And Those Related To You. With the Counseling Center’s Substance Abuse Counseling Westchester NY Services, You Can Keep Your Alcohol Consumption Under Control And Develop Happier Lifestyle.
The consumption of alcohol is an integral part of American culture. That’s why it’s easy to lose sight of just how dangerous it can potentially be. But if you read between the lines, you’ll realize that alcoholism in the United States is alarmingly high. In fact, alcohol abuse is the fourth leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States, according to studies by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. It’s for this reason that we feel an obligation to inform our readers. There are hidden dangers that all too many people fail to realize that come from alcohol abuse.
When under the influence of alcohol, individuals can become belligerent and attempt to commit harmful acts towards themselves and others. Depending on your body type, diet, and tolerance to alcohol, the way your body responds may vary. But in excess, no matter who you are, you will always be at a greater risk of hurting yourself and potentially those around you than if you were not under the influence.
Alcohol is a natural diuretic. What this means is that in excess, you are actively dehydrating your own body. That is to say that you are depleting yourself of fluids you need to maintain physical and mental wellbeing. This is the root of every hangover. It is important to recognize that when you experience physical pain or discomfort, that this is your body sending you a message. Alcohol abuse can also lead to alcohol poisoning, which in a best case scenario ends with your expelling the alcohol and recovering. In a worst case scenario, alcohol abuse could land you in the hospital and in some cases can lead to death.
Suffice it to say that over the years, you could mount on an array of irreversible damage not only to your cardiovascular system, but to your nervous system and digestive system as well. Furthermore, alcohol abuse amongst women during pregnancy can lead to birth defects for their children. And finally, alcoholism itself has a genetic strain that a parent can pass on to his or her child.
Alcohol is a depressant. When one consumes alcohol in excess over a long period of time, it can affect his or her social life, work life, and all around general happiness. Moreover, as we’d mentioned above, parents with alcoholism can pass these same negative effects on to their children.
The first step to a healthier life is taking this topic seriously. Alcoholism is very real and very common. The next step is seeking out the resources you need to tackle the issue head on. For more information on how the Counseling Center can help you with your alcohol consumption habits, contact us at 914-793-3388 and ask us about our substance abuse counseling Westchester NY services.