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Alcoholism in General
Member Name: emma18x
Alcoholism in General
Advantages: absolutely nothing.
Disadvantages: Long term illnesses, death.
Alcohol is seen by many as nothing to be concerned about, something which is harmless.
Well I'm sorry to burst the bubble but it's not!
Now we've all been in the position where we have a few drinks, maybe one too many and wake up the next morning with the worst headache ever, sickness and finding ourselves saying "I'm never drinking again". Unfortunately for the majority, this is a regular thing, something which happens over and over again and never really comes to an end. BUT, what about the day that comes when you find yourself relying on alcohol to function?
Well I'm writing this review, because this is a subject that i feel strongly about and have experienced personally, so i will now let you all know the long term affects of alcohol abuse.
For as long as i can remember, my mother has been an alcoholic.
I've spent most of my life hoping that she doesn't pick up that next drink or miraculously STAYS sober.
As well as the medical problems involved, i've also had to witness her spiral out of control when drunk, get involved with the wrong crowd as well as the police and put so much strain on the family.
Now at 18, I'm her full time carer due to her suffering from mental illnesses and physical. I have to be around 24/7, I'm unable to leave her alone so can not work. All this being because of alcohol!
I've had to deal with her problems as well as my own through out my life and still do. Now it's got to the point where i give up hoping or wishing and just put up with the life I and her have. Unfortunately, through many failed attempts at giving up the beer, I no longer see this happening.
I'd like to warn people just how life changing alcohol can be.
If you think that you can drink as much as you want and when you want and you'll still have control, your wrong. Even by drinking in large units one day and none for another, week, month, year, you are still damaging yourself. Drinking in large amounts can cause death whether it's a regular thing or not.
So think before you decide to have that extra bottle or yet another night out.
Alcohol is just like any other drug. It has the potential to become addictive, it can cause long-term illnesses or even worse, death!
Now I'm a teenager myself and i know how it can be when it comes to doing the illegal stuff now that it is legal, but seriously guys, don't bother, it's not worth it in the slightest.
In my opinion, alcohol should be made illegal to consume outside of bars, pubs, clubs etc. at least. If it was up to me it would be banned all together!
Summary: Alcoholism - The destroyer.