You may think that drinking for leisure is harmless but with this mind state it can be easily abused. Drinking on special occasions may seem limited but all your friends’ and family members’ birthdays, engagement parties, promotions, graduations, ball games, family reunions, anniversaries, along with all the national holidays it can really add up. There are many other reasons people may end up abusing alcohol. In today’s society there are many pressures that can cause someone to turn to drinking as an escape. Have you ever considered the effects alcohol abuse can have?
Alcohol abuse leads to addiction known as Alcoholism. Alcoholism is defined as a pattern of drinking in which harmful consequences result for the drinker, yet, they continue to drink. Alcoholism is damaging to your health, personal life, and society. It causes thousands of innocent deaths each year and exasperates domestic abuse cases and violent crimes. Alcoholism effects are not only destructive and extremely unhealthy, but in far too many instances, fatal.
An alcoholic is more likely to drive while they are intoxicated. Driving while either intoxicated or drunk is dangerous and drivers with high blood alcohol content are at greatly increased risk of car accidents, highway injuries and vehicular deaths. Driving while intoxicated can lead to DUI penalties. One of the DUI penalties is spending time in jail. This could cause you too loose your job because you don’t know when you will be released and you may end up missing work. The police automatically impound your car which will cost a fee to get back. Impound fees include a charge for towing the vehicle to the lot and a storage fee that rises every day the car is there. Your license will be revoked until you finish mandatory weekly DUI education classes and group counseling sessions, paying off fines, court fees, and possibly serving work project (www2.potsdam.edu). Also when you get a DUI your car insurance rates increase...