Alcoholism: The Consequences Of Binge Drinking

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As a result of alcohol abuse, many families across America are being harmed, while children of alcohol users feel unsafe in their own homes. The alcoholic in the family situation also often causes spousal abuse, and in some cases, even death. Alcohol can completely consume the life of the alcoholic and soon all their thoughts and actions are somehow associated with the their constant “need” for more alcohol. The consequences of alcohol misuse are extremely serious and in many cases can be life threatening for all parties involved. In addition to the emotional effects, binge drinking can increase the risk for certain cancers, like liver, esophagus, and throat cancer. Family relationships can be torn apart, friendships can be destroyed, jobs are frequently lost, and most importantly the overall health of the person is worsening through the binge drinking process. This addiction …show more content…
According the the Merriam-Webster dictionary, alcoholism is defined as, “a medical condition in which someone frequently drinks too much alcohol and becomes unable to live a normal and healthy life.” One of the main issues of alcoholism is that it often begins at young age and then this pattern continues into adulthood. When alcoholism continues into adulthood, a parent that is dependent upon alcohol may let their habits take over their physical and emotional health. If a parent, or both parents, let alcohol consume their lives are not meeting their responsibilities of taking care of their children. As of 2015, according to the World Health Organization, there are at least 140 million alcoholics