Alcoholism and its Influence

November 11, 2018

Hello everyone. First, I would like to apologize regarding my lack of content on Tribalbeat. I've been super busy with real-life commitments, and I am truly sorry for my absence.

 

The main reason I am writing this article is simple: a friend is dying.

 

As someone who only drinks in moderation, despite it being mimosas in the wrong time of day, I am well-aware of alcoholism running in my own family. Several relatives of mine were drunks, and the scars have traveled multiple generations, landing at my sisters and me. My younger one isn't old enough to drink yet, but the genetics are still there. The purpose of this article is to prevent the same fate from happening to my loved ones who are still easily influenced.

 

Alcohol affects a person's mood the more they drink, and each person reacts differently. I'm more familiar with my relatives who tend to become angrier as alcohol consumption increases. Their dependency causes them to lash out at the most minute things, and as their addiction claims their lives, they alienate everyone they know and lose vital connections to others.

 

The benevolent drunks are a scarier case, because of their calm demeanor. Even though they will not lash out at their friends, the alcohol is still festering in their body, causing irreversible liver damage leading to cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is an incurable disease that leads to death within months. It can be treated with a liver transplant, but the lines for one are extremely long and alcoholics are always passed over. 

 

If you or someone you know is suffering from alcoholism or any disease relating to alcohol, please please get help for yourself or for your loved ones. 

 

Alcoholics Anonymous: https://www.aa.org/

SAMHSA: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

 

Once again, I apologize for the lack of content, but I needed to get this out there for my friend. Take care everyone.

 

 

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