When I think of alcohol, I think of a man with slurred speech, staggering from one side to the other, then falling down to the ground face forward flat on his face. This is the face of alcohol and what it does to you. That’s why I call it the drunken man’s drink. Drinking alcohol is one of the worst things anyone can do to his health. It causes so many health problems such as vitamin deficiency, skin problems, obesity, stroke, high blood pressure, heart disease, fetal alcohol syndrome, cirrhosis or scarring of the liver, cancer of the esophagus, mouth, throat, and larynx.
Drinking alcohol ages you by making you look older than you really are. You can definitely tell the difference between someone who drinks alcohol and someone who doesn’t. If you don’t drink alcohol your skin will thank you for it and you will look much younger.
Some people say that drinking alcohol such as wine is good for your health, but only if you have it in moderation. But that’s the real problem with alcohol, i.e. it’s hard to drink it in moderation because of its addicting nature. You can do other things to keep your heart healthy that don’t risk an addiction.
Alcohol causes so many other problems for society too. Drinking and driving is a very big problem. Many people have lost their lives in accidents because of the involvement of someone who is driving while he’s drunk. There are commercials and organizations that put the word out continually that not to drive under the influence of alcohol, but it continues to fall upon dead ears. One of the so called solutions is to get a designated driver before you go out to drink. People believe that they don’t need a designated driver because they do not plan to get drunk, but sadly it all comes back to addiction. Some people take one drink and they get completely drunk, while others may take more than a drink, and still be normal.
If you don’t plan to get drunk, then you won’t appoint a designated driver. But rarely does a person drink just a single glass of alcohol; it is usually done in plenty of them. Drinking clouds your judgment and debars you from thinking properly, thereby making you irresponsible.
There are also bars where people go to drink alcohol on a regular basis. It is not practical to think that each and every person who frequently visits a bar will appoint a designated driver. They drive themselves there and for the most part they will drive themselves home. By doing this, they are risking not only their own life, but also the lives of other commuters on road.
Alcohol is always advertised in a fun way, it is associated with having a good time. Just watch the commercials on television and you see alcohol companies sponsoring many of the sporting events. I really believe this to be hypocritical. If you drink, you can in no way be able to play sports. Drinking alcohol is totally the opposite of what sports are supposed to stand for. They are aspiring and help you to be mentally, physically, and emotionally fit, teach you to overcome any kind of obstacle to achieve your goals, help you in being athletic and in good shape and health and teach you how to compete and to win. None of this is possible when alcohol is in the picture.
The best way to protect your health and your well-being is not to drink at all and encourage others to do the same. Doesn’t that make more sense?