Alcohol and Human Beings
The more we know about the harmful effects of alcohol, the more we consume it without any borders or limits. Today, there are many alcoholics in the world, while a vast majority of people consumes an alcoholic drink every day. This tragic set of facts leads to quite some concern, since binge drinking, in the long run, can prove to be quite dangerous for one's both mental and physical health. All groups and ages of people are prone to excessive indulgence in alcohol. However, college students and other young people pretend to be the most common group. This makes this problem even more dire.
Facts about Binge Drinking
Binge drinking, by definition, is drinking many, at least five, drinks in a short time span in order to get intoxicated. Most of the time, people indulge into binge drinking while in company of others. Still, many times they drink larger quantities of alcoholic beverages with a sole intention of getting drunk beyond self-control. Thus, this has nothing to do with drinking in moderation or drinking responsively. Rather, this is the most dangerous method of alcohol consumption being potentially harmful for both the intoxicated individuals and their surroundings.
Interestingly enough, binge drinkers do not consume alcohol every day. Thus, taking into consideration that they binge drink two times a day in average, they are not addicted to alcohol in any way and are capable of living and functioning normally without it. However, their binge drinking spouts can trigger alcohol intoxication which leads to a high blood pressure, neurological and liver damage, injuries and many other health problems. Intoxicated people are the cause of most deaths on the road and traffic accidents. Also, people who are prone to binge drinking often get into physical and verbal confrontations with other people, sometimes ending in death or serious injuries. Additionally, alcohol deprives one of water, leading to dehydration. Moreover, in the long run, alcohol consumption may result in a decrease of mental functions, triggering dementia and other problems of this type.
Children drinkers are the major problem in both the UK, the US and the rest of the world. This is a common problem which both poor and rich societies face. Some children start drinking from their 8th year of life, becoming alcoholics quite fast. The rest of the statistics are also quite grim. Therefore, if you desire alcohol, have an occasional, smart sip now and them, without mixing drinks or going overboard with the quantity. Also, do not drive when you have been drinking and never drink when you are underage.