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Understanding the Consequences of Drinking Too Much Alcohol

A hangover is not the only consequence of drinking too much alcohol. There are hundreds of things that can happen when you are incapacitated due to alcohol. Some of these consequences are more likely than others.

Domestic Violence

One of the leading causes of domestic violence is alcohol or alcoholism. When you drink too much you lose control of your emotions including your temper. It becomes easy to take out your temper on those that are closest to you and this unfortunately includes your spouse.

If you are a victim of alcohol related domestic violence or the perpetrator of it, you should seek treatment. To find a treatment center that is right for you, call 800-481-6965 (Who Answers?) .

Unprotected or Risky Sex

According to the Centers for Disease Control one of the consequences of drinking is unprotected or high risk sex. Between the loss of inhibitions and the loss of control, unprotected or risky sex is a natural conclusion. Many people go to bars or other pickup spots for this very purpose.

Liver Disease

Drinking Too Much Alcohol

Drinking too much alcohol can cause a variety of health problems.

According to the National Library of Medicine, chronic alcohol consumption causes liver disease. Heavy chronic drinking does cause your liver to fail. This requires a liver replacement but alcoholics are normally low on the transplant list.

Numerous Health Consequences

Liver disease is not the only health consequence of drinking too much alcohol. Almost every organ system is damaged by drinking too much alcohol. Most people do not realize that it can damage everything from your immune system to your reproductive system.

Job Loss

Drinking on the job or being late because you’ve been drinking will eventually make you lose your job. Most people who are alcoholics eventually do something that will get them fired or they quit to accommodate their drinking.

Family Problems

Alcohol causes family issues. When you drink too much you miss family functions or embarrass your family at a function. They might mention your drinking but eventually they will have enough and stop interacting with you when you are intoxicated. Most of them will encourage you to get treatment.

Medical Consequences of Alcohol Abuse

Child Neglect

It is unfortunate but many child neglect cases involve alcoholism. Single parents and sometimes both parents purchase alcohol before they will purchase food, medicine, or clothing for their children. If you’ve had your child taken away because of neglect, it is definitely time to get treatment for your alcoholism.

Unintentional Accidents

Many unintentional accidents are a consequence of drinking too much. Since you are drunk you are off balance and uncoordinated. This leads to tripping, banging into things, even burning yourself accidently.

Legal Consequences

Most people understand the legal consequences of drinking and driving but fail to consider the legal consequences of alcohol related violence or assault. When you are drinking you are not in your right mind. There can be serious legal consequences to drinking too much alcohol that have nothing to do with driving.

If any of these apply to you, the time to get treatment is now. For a treatment center that is right for your needs, call 800-481-6965 (Who Answers?) . We can help.


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