The Hard Facts on Drugs – Alcohol

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Alcohol is the most commonly recognized drug worldwide, and is accepted anywhere and everywhere.  Alcohol abuse and or addiction will lead to very serious life threatening problems, both physically and psychologically.  Of course a major problem of alcohol abuse is drunk driving.  According to MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), a study in Canada showed between 1999 and 2006:

  • 9,698 people died from drunk driving
  • 572,187 people were injured due to drunk driving
  • 13,000 people died due to drunk driving within the USA in 2007

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This may not seem like massive numbers, yet the impact a death has due to drunk driving is unexplainable and it pours over to both those involved and those experiencing the loss.

Alcohol abuse can lead to alcoholism, which will cause further health risks.  Such as:

  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Pancreatitis
  • Epilepsy
  • Alcoholic Dementia
  • Heart disease
  • Higher risk of cancer
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Death

Withdrawing from large amounts of alcohol can potentially be life threatening, causing a person to go through:

  • Anxiety
  • Life threatening seizures
  • Delirium Tremors
  • Hallucinations
  • Shakes
  • Possible heart failure

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Any alcoholic beverage will most likely contain ethanol (alcohol) a mind-altering drug with severe depressant effects.   Alcohol can be classified under three types:  beer, wine and spirits, each made differently either fermented or distilled and having different ethanol (alcohol) percentages based on this process

Effects of Alcohol:

  • Slurred Speech
  • Clumsiness
  • Delayed Reflexes
  • Lowered blood sugar
  • Poisoning

If you know someone struggling with alcohol problems, contact Narconon right away.

or visit our website at:

Works cited

“Alcoholic Beverage.” Wikipedia. 16 Feb. 2009. 16 Feb. 2009

MADD Canada. 16 Feb. 2009.

MADD. 16 Feb. 2009.

“Alcoholism.” Wikipedia. 10 Mar. 2009. 10 Mar. 2009

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Article by Nick Hayes

Nick Hayes is a graduate of the Narconon drug rehab program in 2005. Nick takes much enjoyment in writing, and feels there needs to be more information about drugs and alcohol provided to the people of the world. He believes nobody should have to go through an addiction.
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  1. sober living says:

    Thats the fact on using alcohol and drugs it may lead to death. thanks for the post.


  2. Kirk says:

    Thank you so much for posting this. I am researching this topic for a private matter and this is very helpful and informative.

  3. Very useful information shared here these effects can be very hazardous to our body these effects can also lead to many disease The biological mechanisms underpinning alcoholism are uncertain however risk factors include social environment, stress, mental health, genetic predisposition, age, ethnic group, and sex alcoholism has profound social consequences for alcoholics and the people of their lives.

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