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Alcohola Abuse Leads To Violence

November 15, 2007
By Anonymous

Did you know that alcohol is “The leading drug abused in the nation”? According to the United States department of Health and Human Resources. Many people say they can control their drinking, But when do you know when you’ve had one drink too many? The question is why people drink; there is no positive outcome what so ever. Someone will always end up hurt in the long run. Alcohol abuse leads to violence, and it must be stopped!

There is nothing wrong with drinking, but when it is abused, that’s a whole different story. When one is an alcoholic the body needs alcohol to function. No matter what others say, alcohol is a drug. Alcohol is a depressant, and it slows down your motor skills, which control the way you think, speak, move and react. Studies show that some drink from depression, and emotional distress. There must be a better solution; alcohol is not the solution to these problems.

Heavy drinking can cause or aggravate problems at home and often results in domestic violence. Children and spouses suffer the most. It doesn’t make sense why people pay to damage and hurt their body. Alcohol harms every single organ in the body. It is not fair for family members to see a loved one throw their life away to a terrible addiction. It’s up to the relatives to take action, and find a solution to cure this addiction. It is never to late for change and nothing is impossible to overcome.

Alcohol use has a huge toll on society, through automobile crashes, crime and child and spouse abuse. There are 100,000 Americans who die each year from alcohol related injuries. Take in mind that when someone is driving under the influence, and causes a car crash. There is another vehicle with a driver, who can result with fatal injuries or even death! It’s not right; it is irresponsible for a drunk driver to go behind the wheel. Again, alcohol abuse leads to someone getting hurt.

Many people say that when they drink to relieve stress. Others say “I can control my drinking.” I honestly think that someone can’t know exactly when they’ve had one drink to many. Maybe if they’re 100% disciplined, but many aren’t, so again it leads to alcohol abuse. “One more wont hurt right?” Think again. One way or the other, whether its an automobile crash, a violent outburst at home, a damaged organ. Someone is getting hurt.

It’s been said, its been proven, alcohol leads to violence. I ask for everyone to take affirmative action towards this issue. We can’t let this happen anymore. Do you really want to be the other driver who has just crashed with a drunk driver? Do you want to feel guilt because you didn’t try to help your relative cure his addiction. Yes, we say it’s never too late. But will it be too late when some one has died because of this. There is a cure; if we work together we can fight the addiction. Alcohol leads to violence and it must be stopped!

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Joy78 BRONZE said...
on Feb. 2 2014 at 6:46 pm
Joy78 BRONZE, Bordentown, New Jersey
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It's so true how you said someone people say it's never too late. That phrase does apply to some topoics, but definately not drinking. People know that people drink and know the affects it can have, but they never think that the worst will happen with them!

Evie52 said...
on May. 30 2011 at 8:57 pm
Awwww i feel soooo bad for your mom she never did anything to her husband so he has no right to hit her :(

Evie52 said...
on May. 25 2011 at 4:33 pm
Once my mom got in a car accident because these drunk people ran right into her car she was fine but the drunk people died you should NEVER drive after drinking

softball said...
on Mar. 25 2011 at 8:15 am
i agree with this it is true that people that drink are violent after

on Feb. 20 2011 at 5:05 pm
arharrison GOLD, Girardville, Pennsylvania
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"Friendship is love with out his wings!" "never leave the one you love,for the one you like."

yeah she is better now,no he is in jail now doing 5-11 years

on Feb. 20 2011 at 10:54 am
MonaLisa218 BRONZE, Indianapolis, Indiana
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"You must be the change you wish to see in the world"

aww is she okay????poor thing are they still 2gether???

on Mar. 5 2010 at 9:39 pm
arharrison GOLD, Girardville, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Friendship is love with out his wings!" "never leave the one you love,for the one you like."

every thing in this article is true i seen my moms husband dirnk alot and hit her. when he was somber he was a nice man but after 5drinks there was nothing nice to him

HeadshotM said...
on Feb. 11 2010 at 4:32 am
cough cough