Alcoholism is Dangerous and Deadly
People often believe that because alcohol is legal, and getting “drunk” is a widely accepted social behavior, you cannot become addicted to alcohol. These beliefs result in a gray area between having fun and suffering from alcoholism, which people usually don’t realize until it is too late. Individuals suffering with an alcohol addiction problem are ashamed to ask for help and will try to quit on their own, which leads to a cycle of relapse.
Alcohol is unique compared to other drugs because it is legal and how widespread its use is. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, in 2014, 87.6 percent of people in America over the age of eighteen reported drinking alcohol at some point in their lifetime. That is nearly ninety percent! To show how dangerous alcohol is, here’s a compelling statistic. In addition, 90,000 people die from alcohol-related causes each year, making It the fourth leading cause of preventable death in the United States.
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