Alcohol Abuse

Initially, alcohol simulates a “high effect.” After awhile, though, it slows activity of the brain.

Alcohol abuse can be dangerous. More than 28,000 people in the U.S. are killed each year by drunk drivers.
Drinkers have twice as many on-the-job accidents as non-drinkers. Up to 50 percent of all criminal arrests
are alcohol-related. Suicide is high among alcoholics.

Whether you’re an alcoholic depends on how you react to alcohol, not how often or how much you drink. In
the beginning, drinking blocks troubles, melts fears, and reduces tension. By the time you lose control over your drinking, however, you probably have suffered serious personal, job-related, health, and family problems.

If you’re a problem drinker, you must be ready to face the fact that alcohol is ruining your life and that
you can’t control your drinking. You have to want to stop before any assistance will be effective.