Alcohol is the by-product of the fermentation of fruits, vegetables or grains. Fermentation is the process of the break down of sugars in the above items to form alcohol.

Alcohol, because of its sedative and depressive abilities slows down the body’s nervous system, hence in little doses, it could help reduce stress and anxiety, but when overtaken, could cause a great deal of harm.

It is absorbed directly into the bloodstream and excess quantities can cause alcohol poisoning which could lead to coma and death.

Despite the life-threatening risks associated with high alcohol into, people tend to keep a blind eye towards it, as many teenagers take this beverage for many crazy reasons which include; to feel mature, to feel among a certain clique of people, out of curiosity or because of peer pressure.

Statistics have shown that most teenage deaths are mostly related to high alcohol intake, another study shows that many accidents are caused by the intake of alcohol by the driver of the vehicles.

Alcohol also causes hangovers and bad breath. It disorganizes the nervous system and makes an abuser act or behaves stupidly when drunk in excess.

Alcohol disorders amplify suicide and risk, at least one-third if individuals who have committed suicide are alcohol dependent. In addition, suicide among alcoholics also seems to increase with age. A study released by Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research conclude that middle-aged and older alcoholics have higher risk to commit suicide than young adults who are alcoholics. 

Consuming inappropriate amounts of alcohol puts individuals at risk for several health issues like cancer like cancer and diabetes. Alcohol may reduce the body’s absorption of necessary nutrients. Many alcoholics do not partake in healthy diets, therefore further harming the body. The health effects of alcohol should not be taken for granted but should act as a reminder to drink alcoholic drinks in moderation.

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