How Alcohol Can Harm Your Body

If you consume large amounts of alcohol on a regular basis, you are putting yourself at risk for bodily harm. Depending on the amounts and type of alcohol you consume, and how long you've been drinking this way, you are likely to develop short and long term health related problems. If you want to stop drinking, consider checking into a hospital or re-rehabilitation center or seek medical assistance.

Short Term Damage

There are some short term damages associated with alcohol abuse. Though these problems are often temporary, they put your body at risk for future damage, especially the liver. Some short term results of drinking too much alcohol include:

  • Slurred Speech
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Headaches
  • Impaired Judgment
  • Upset Stomach
  • Drowsiness
  • Dehydration
  • Lethargy
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease

If you experience any of the above issues on a regular basis, you may have a drinking problem. It is best to get help now, and don't procrastinate.

Long Term Problems

There are also long term problems related to alcoholism. For people who abuse alcoholic beverages on a regular basis and have done so for many years, they are at risk for the following problems:

  • Sexual Problems
  • Brain Damage
  • Nerve Damage
  • Liver Disease
  • Malnutrition
  • Cancer of the Mouth and/or Throat
  • Ulcers

Once these problems start to impact your health, it's difficult to stop them. Other consequences include: car accidents, burns, sexual assaults, domestic violence, falls, and more.

To avoid these risks, we encourage you to get professional assistance NOW even if you are not positive that you have a drinking problem.

Avoid Further Damages

To avoid these problems, refrain from alcohol. If you've tried and you can't then you need professional assistance. There is no shame in getting help- in fact there is a lot of freedom. Don't allow alcohol to control you. Drink responsibly which may mean not drinking at all. Keep yourself and others safe.

How Alcohol Can Harm Your Body