For many years alcoholism has been considered to be a “social disease”. Now more than ever we are seeing and hearing countless stories of people submitting to the effects of alcohol. Whether you hear a story from someone you know or see it on the news, everyone young or old, has an alcohol story. The truth is, most stories heard from individuals will be about passing out and not remembering a thing. However, the fact is that in today’s society binge drinking is considered to be a “normal” night out for some individuals. The reality of it is, people get used to drinking alcohol and they can easily abuse it; that is when it becomes a problem. The purpose of this essay is to discuss the physical, psychological and economic effects of alcoholism.
In some studies, research has proved that the first effects of alcoholism are physical. These are the most important because these certain affects can cause death. For example, alcoholism causes cancer in the stomach, kidneys, and liver. Besides, alcohol alters the digestion of nutrients that the body needs to stay healthy. Alcoholism has been known to cause severe damage in the neurons. This has been known to cause alterations in the body movements, loss of appetite, and depression. There are other effects in the body, like gastritis and cirrhosis of the liver.
In several studies, alcohol affects the physical aggression. A large percentage of domestic violence is widely related to alcohol. Research has also proven that alcoholism during adolescence result in poor social skills and poor academics. Alcohol has also been the cause of divorce and child neglect.
In addition, the physical effect of alcoholism is sexual assault and victimization. Analyses of the National Violence Against Women Survey suggest that the frequency and amount of alcohol people consume has strong effects on their risk of victimization when drinking, but is not associated with their victimization while sober. This evidence suggests that drinking...