scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 715
Unfortunately our society looks at drinking as just another fact of life What statistics say is a different story The amount of destructive behaviors caused by alcohol abuse can make people realize that drinking ruins and destroys lives Alcohol a natural product of fermentation is the most widely used of all drugs It has been a part of American culture since Europeans settled on this continent Colonial America called it The good creature of God as well as demon rum pg62 Osheim this dual perception is probably why we accept it today Alcohol a depressant affects our minds in such ways as removing our inhibitions judgement and causing blackouts when taken in large quanties Five ounces of wine 12 ounces of beer and 15 ounces of 80 proof spirits put the same amount of pure alcohol in the blood stream 12 to 23 ouncepg147 Robbins Every cell in the body can absorb alcohol from the blood Of the short-term effects none is more dramatic than those on the central nervous system are At first the drinker gets a feeling of ease and exhilaration usually short lived As the BAC rises judgement memory and sensory perception are all progressively impairedPg150 Robbins With these symptoms thoughts become jumbled concentration and insight are dulled Depression usually sets in Some people get angry or violentPg151 Robbins Alcohol also causes drowsiness and adversely affects sexual performance Though al these are the unpleasant immediate effects another one is the hangover dry mouth sour stomach headache depression and fatiguepg151 Robbins Some times alcohol is not only effecting our immediate and physical lives but also our long term and mental lives Such as in unhealthy families where domestic violence and child abuse occur Also women who are pregnant and drink can cause fetal Alcohol syndrome which is the leading known cause of retardation in childrenpg150 Robbins After tobacco alcohol is the leading cause of premature death in
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA