The Dangers of Alcoholism


Alcoholism is a serious problem that can have devastating consequences. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, more than 16 million adults in the United States suffer from alcoholism. That’s nearly 1 in every 12 adults. And yet, despite the seriousness of the disease, many people who suffer from alcoholism don’t seek help. They may not realize they have a problem or they may be in denial about the extent of their drinking.

But make no mistake: alcoholism is a serious disease that can destroy lives. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcoholism, it’s important to get help as soon as possible. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the dangers of alcoholism and what you can do to get help if you or someone you love is struggling with this disease.

The Dangers of Alcoholism: Health Complications

One of the most dangerous things about alcoholism is the fact that it can lead to a whole host of health complications. According to the Mayo Clinic, some of the health complications associated with alcoholism include:

Liver damage

Drinking too much alcohol can lead to fatty deposits in your liver, which can eventually lead to hepatitis, cirrhosis, and liver cancer.


Drinking too much alcohol can also cause inflammation in your pancreas, which can be incredibly painful and lead to other problems like diabetes.

Heart problems

Alcoholism can also lead to high blood pressure, an irregular heartbeat, and an increased risk of stroke.


Drinking too much alcohol increases your risk of developing cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, liver, and breast.

Brain damage

Alcoholism can lead to changes in your brain that result in problems with memory and learning. It can also increase your risk of developing dementia.

Mental health problems

Alcoholism is also associated with an increased risk of developing depression and anxiety disorders.

These are just some of the ways that alcoholism can impact your health. As you can see, it’s imperative that you seek help if you’re struggling with this disease.

The Dangers of Alcoholism: Relationship Problems

In addition to the physical dangers associated with alcoholism, there are also dangers to your personal relationships. When you’re drinking heavily, it’s easy to let your guard down and say or do things you wouldn’t normally say or do. This can lead to arguments and conflict with your friends and loved ones. Over time, these conflicts can permanently damage relationships—and even lead to estrangement from family members or close friends.

Alcoholism can also put a strain on your romantic relationships. If you’re drinking heavily, it’s likely that your partner will feel like they’re constantly walking on eggshells around you. They may feel like they have to tiptoe around your drinking or enable your behavior in order to avoid conflict. This isn’t sustainable over the long term and will likely lead to relationship problems—or even dissolution—down the road.

The bottom line is that alcoholism takes a toll on all aspects of your life—including your relationships with family members, friends, and romantic partners. If you’re struggling with this disease, it’s important to seek help before it’s too late.

Seek Help Today If You’re Struggling With Alcoholism

If you’re reading this blog post because you’re struggling with alcoholism yourself—or if someone you love is struggling—it’s important to seek help as soon as possible. There are many resources available to help people who are struggling with this disease, including AA meetings (www .aa .org ), counseling (www .findtherightcounselor .com ), and rehabilitation centers (www .rehabs .com ). Don’t wait until it’s too late—seek help today!

About Author

LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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