Dangers of Alcohol

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Turning to alcohol is not a healthy way to release anxiety or stress. Alcohol can have an effect on every aspect of your life. Dr. Edward Hill discusses the dangers of alcohol in todays 60 Second Housecall.

Dr. Hill:

Alcohol is a drug and you can become addicted to it. Alcohol changes the way your mind and your body work. Even one beer can slow your reactions and confuse your thinking.

Alcohol also changes the way you act. It can make you let go of the feelings that keep you from doing things you know are risky or dangerous. This can lead you to make bad decisions.

Alcohol can ruin your health. The more you drink, the more damage is done. You can get alcohol poisoning if you drink too much. As the level of alcohol in your blood rises, the chemicals in your body can cause vomiting or seizures, or you may pass out.

You may be facing pressures in your day-to-day life, you may be stressed out. You may think that drinking will make your problems and that stress go away.

If you feel anxious or depressed, get the support you need. Talk to your family doctor to get the help you need.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.