Through the years of study on the harmful effects of alcohol, people seem not to care about it and simply go on with satisfying their cravings for alcohol. A fact that most people do not know or ignore is that certain levels of alcohol concentration in the blood can result to damaging and irreversible effects in the brain which could sometimes be detrimental and may cause complete brain damage or maybe even death because of alcohol toxicity
Malibu, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/17/2015 -- Drinking alcohol has become a usual part of any celebration or social gathering, but what most people do is that they consume much more than what the body can tolerate. Due to regular consumption of such substances in quite a large volume, most people become addicted to or dependent to it; and when alcohol drinking becomes a habit it would absolutely alter the function of the human body as well as the brain.
Through the years of study on the harmful effects of alcohol, people seem not to care about it and simply go on with satisfying their cravings for alcohol. A fact that most people do not know or ignore is that certain levels of alcohol concentration in the blood can result to damaging and irreversible effects in the brain which could sometimes be detrimental and may cause complete brain damage or maybe even death because of alcohol toxicity.
However, the effects of alcohol on the brain depend on so many factors like;
- How often the person drinks
- How much volume is consumed
- The age of the person who is into alcohol drinking
- Presence of a risk factor like prenatal alcohol exposure
- And most importantly, his or her general health condition
Some people may contradict this fact as their perception to drinking alcohol is a way to relax and socialize to improve their outlook in life. Masking anxiety and depression is another of people's purpose as to why they try to drown themselves with huge volumes of alcohol not knowing that there may be long-term effects not just on their body but as well as their brain.
Alcohol may bring about temporary positive effects on the mood, but it could definitely alter a person's mental health as excessive alcohol consumption may cause the following effects as shared by a website called sobamesa.com:
- Alteration of the brain chemistry. Because the brain has quite a very balanced chemical levels and a well-defined process, excessive alcohol levels in the bloodstream may reach the brain through blood circulation and may result into depression; and when this happens a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings, and actions would also be affected. In addition to this, the neurotransmitters could also cause bodily movements to be disrupted and uncoordinated.
- Excessive alcohol levels in the body could actually escalate the level of anxiety and stress. This is actually something that people have a misconception about as they may be thinking that alcohol reduces stress and anxiety.
- Alcohol depression is a condition where people become heavy drinkers not because of enjoying their drinking buddies' companionship, but they tend to consume huge volumes of alcohol to relieve their despair and sadness.
- The psychological effects of alcohol may also be linked to suicide and may also result to self-harm and neurosis or psychosis.
- Alcohol may also cause sleep pattern disturbances or sleep disorders.
- Memory loss is another of the most common effects of excessive alcohol intake because it causes the processes of the brain to slow down hence impairing a person's memory
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At Soba, they are dedicated to helping their friends overcome the destruction of addiction and substance abuse. No one suffering from addiction planned it. No one wants to admit they really have a problem. Drugs and alcohol are many times the only solution we know. At Soba, with the help of their staff, they will help patients understand what seems so confusing right now. They will prepare a personalized plan for them to find the underlying causes of their addiction and ways to address it. Soba's program takes a holistic approach of different therapies with the most experienced and professional staff in the field of treatable psychological disorders designed to provide long-term care for individuals seeking treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.
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