Many people consider alcohol as a social drink because its associated with parties, relaxation and adventures. Since the dawn of civilization, mankind has been aware of the benefits and harms of alcohol. Today, for some alcohol is part of an everyday complete meal. Because evidence has proven alcohol a health benefactor when consumed moderately, some people tend to consume more than their body needs, which turns it into an insidious substance. While the health benefits of alcohol are being promoted since it prevents coronary heart disease and stimulates the circulatory system when consumed moderately, those benefits should not be encouraged because not only does alcohol increase the risk factors of many internal organs, it aggravates many environmental problems.
Alcohol can make you laugh or it can make you cry, it can make you lively or make you sleepy, it can boost your confidence or make you act the fool. How can alcohol have all these different effects on people? If we want to know how alcohol affects our moods and behaviors we must first understand a bit about how the brain works.
Facing the facts and realizing that you are one of your loved ones are dealing with an alcohol abuse problem can be hard and unpleasant. It may be easy for some people to realize that they are abusing alcohol, as evidenced by hangovers, work problems, and the deterioration of relationships due to drinking too much, those same people may find it hard to tell if they are actual alcoholics. If you or someone you love is worried about a drinking problem, perhaps it is time to ask yourself some difficult questions regarding whether or not you are an alcoholic.