|Scooped by Jahleel Hilton|
Yes, we know the short term and immediate effects of alcohol, but do we really understand the long term impact it has on our health? If more people were educated about this, I guarantee that people would think twice.
-Unintentional injuries such as car crash, falls, burns, drowning
-Intentional injuries such as firearm injuries, sexual assault, domestic violenceIncreased on-the-job injuries and loss of productivity
-Increased family problems, broken relationships
-High blood pressure, stroke, and other heart-related diseases
-Permanent damage to the brain Vitamin B1 deficiency, which can lead to a disorder characterized by amnesia, apathy and disorientation
-Gastritis (inflammation of stomach walls)
-Cancer of the mouth and throat
These are all very serious health concerns related to binge drinking. It is my opinion that people today do not take these health implications seriously. My next-door neighbour died from cirrhosis of the liver. She was 35 years of age and had 4 children. Her alcohol addiction killed her, it was a very real awakening for me when this happened, as I too never really believed that getting drunk could kill me.
This site shows the seriousness of what can and will happen to your health with long term abuse of alcohol.
Perhaps if Bronte was exposed to this sort of information she would better manage her level of alcohol consumption.