There can be many effects, especially the negative ones, that consuming alcohol can bring to us. There are short term effects that are easy to occur and easy to get rid of. Meanwhile, there are also long term effects which are more serious, harder to handle and harder to get rid of.
What are the short term effects of alcohol?
The short term effects of drinking can vary from person to person. The short term effects can be seen by drinking alcohol in large amounts that is beyond the recommended allowance given to a moderate drinker. If you drink 3 bottles of beer a night and you easily get drunk, you can see the short term effects of alcohol easily. Some of which are:
You can notice that the ones listed are the immediate effect of alcohol when taken in huge amounts in a short period of time. It is very common that drinking too much can bring you dizziness in just a few minutes although there are people who can consume lots of alcohol and do not get dizzy. If the alcohol intake is too much, the stomach becomes full and the body cannot digest the alcohol anymore and so drinking more might lead to vomiting especially when the body is used only in digesting small amounts of alcohol. As you drink more with progression, the tendency is for the body to adapt and adjust the metabolic rate of digesting alcohol. This is why newbies tend to vomit a lot than the expert drinkers.
Moreover, having too much alcohol than the body can process can lead to the temporary impairment of sense organs and motor skills. In some cases, unconsciousness, blackouts, diarrhea and even memory loss of the things that happened while being drunk can occur. After drinking to much, hangover usually occurs and brings mild headaches. Upon continuous drinking of alcohol in large amounts, the long term effects can also occur such as liver diseases.
Social effects of alcohol
Aside from the short term and long term effects of alcohol, there are also the social effects of alcohol. The most common of which is the effect of alcoholism on the family. When you have a problem, your family is usually the most worried group of persons. Alcoholism is a problem and having it passes the problem to the family. In some cases, alcohol drinkers tend to hurt the family physically and emotionally. Some fathers who are alcoholic hurt his wife and children which leads to separation, divorce and psychological traumas. There can rise psychological problems not only to the family of the alcohol drinker but also to the alcohol drinker himself as alcohol damages the brain.
The psychological problem becomes a social problem until becomes a societal problem. Before having the so many short term and long term alcohol effects to your body along with the social effects, start drinking alcohol moderately and have the positive effects on your health.