Alcohol Awareness: Knowledge Is Power

April Is Alcohol Awareness Month

In honor of alcohol awareness month, our team of alcoholism recovery professionals at Decision Point is sharing knowledge with our readers about the effects of alcohol on the body, mind, and lives of those who are suffering from alcoholism or abuse. The more you know about the effects of alcohol on your body, and on your life, the better prepared you are to make choices for yourself and your loved ones. Read on to learn the truth about the negative impacts of alcohol.

How does alcohol abuse affect your body?

  • Loss of coordination and muscle control
  • Reduced core body temperature
  • Vomiting, inflamed stomach lining, indigestion, and nausea
  • Fertility issues, erectile dysfunction, irregular menstruation
  • Liver damage
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Osteoporosis from loss of nutrition
  • Damage to the pancreas
  • Risk of cancer
  • Eye-muscle paralysis

How does alcohol abuse affect your brain?

  • Memory loss
  • Loss of attention span
  • Impaired decision making
  • Blackouts
  • Confusion
  • Impaired learning ability
  • Impaired speech
  • Depression
  • Increased risk taking
  • Slurred speech

How does alcohol abuse affect your life?

  • Drinking is a priority over all other relationships
  • DUIs or other legal problems
  • Financial problems and poor financial choices
  • Marital conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Domestic violence
  • Relationship stress
  • Job loss or difficulties
  • Familial disconnection

How You Can Use This Knowledge

What do you take away from the information above? How does this affect your view of alcohol and alcoholism? Sometimes, it takes just a bit of knowledge to see a bigger picture; one that might encourage change and growth. Alcoholism is a strong adversary, but the will to have a better life can overpower it with help. Despite the “good times” that alcohol ads and the media portray, the truth of alcohol is that it is a depressant, and quite often, the more you drink the more you find yourself having bad times rather than good ones. It’s time to stop the cycle.

Make the Choice for a Brighter Future with Decision Point

When you decide to take back the power from alcoholism, you need the help of professional, knowledgeable recovery specialists. At Decision Point, we utilize innovative alcohol rehab treatment, adventure therapies, and one on one counseling to equip you with the all-around stability and tools that you need to succeed. Your future can be brighter than you could ever imagine if you take the power back from the bottle. Make the choice that your future self will thank you for— choose to recover from alcoholism and alcohol abuse.

Contact our team at (844) 292-5010 to start your recovery today.

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