Emotional Effects of Alcohol Abuse

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What are some of the emotional and social effects of alcoholism?

Emotional Effects of Alcohol Abuse

A well-known effect of alcohol consumption is the shedding of inhibitions. Drunk people often behave in ways that violate their own values and sense of safety, exposing themselves to risks and acting without awareness of their situation.

Alcohol also magnifies existing emotions. A depressed person who drinks becomes more depressed. An angry person who drinks becomes angrier, and may become violent. Alcoholics, like all addicts, rearrange their lives to protect their sources of supply, and do not hesitate to lie to loved ones or violate the law.

Drinking can put people in danger because they are too drunk to realize they are in an unsafe situation. Drinking can also imperil one's social relationships, expose the drinker to ridicule, and harm performance in work and school.



8/15/2006 12:56:32 AM
Angela said:

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8/26/2006 12:04:56 AM
carla said:

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10/21/2006 6:49:52 PM
okl said:

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3/12/2007 8:11:49 AM
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3/16/2007 10:15:56 AM
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4/9/2007 8:48:12 AM
dani said:

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4/22/2007 2:52:27 AM
Emily said:

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4/24/2007 4:01:21 AM
ashley said:

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5/12/2007 10:21:39 PM
Tayla said:

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5/29/2007 8:48:13 AM
Shay said:

This is the only site that I found that gave me information on the effects of alcohol, in a way where I could understand!

6/5/2007 11:51:22 PM
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6/6/2007 1:56:50 AM
Billy Bob said:

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7/3/2007 9:34:13 AM
john said:

this tip is garbage...i drink every night and i dont have to lie to anyone or say that i have a problem. i have more friends now that i go to bars and drink with my buddies, and because i drink with my co-workers it puts me at an advantage in the workplace.

7/31/2007 7:39:59 PM
kai said:

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8/25/2007 4:51:53 AM
amns said:

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8/27/2007 4:21:04 PM
BeCks said:

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9/9/2007 6:26:19 PM
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10/23/2007 2:46:29 AM
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11/1/2007 8:53:48 AM
Jazz said:

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11/6/2007 10:11:30 AM
alosha said:

this was great for my class research

12/11/2007 5:06:41 PM
jul said:

yea im reading "the outsiders" as a class and a character is beating up another character and he is drunk, so i needed to get information on effects of alcohol...

12/16/2007 3:08:32 PM
Ryan said:

I used these tips on my project for alcohol, and I got an A+ on it. Thanks Substanceabuse.lifetips.com!!!

11/10/2008 7:10:48 AM
laura said:

this info is useful bt i need information in more depth about the physical intellectual emotional and social effcts of drinking

11/19/2008 4:16:52 PM
Ashlie said:

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11/21/2008 7:13:04 AM
corinne said:

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12/9/2008 4:46:31 AM
kirstie louise johnson said:

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12/11/2008 10:40:11 PM
Molly said:

Im so glad that I don't drink. I see what it does to people and this info explains it very well. I try not to hang out with people that drink either because that helps me to stay away from it.

1/5/2009 6:01:11 PM
shennah said:

this is extremely accurate. ha, my father is the worst alcoholic EVER and he seems to showw all of these signs. i used this information on a research paper and i got an A on the assignment and was told that this was veryy good info. :D soo thanks soo muchh.


1/18/2009 7:09:56 AM
nie said:

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2/5/2009 6:29:52 AM
dakota said:

this really helped me in a way...... for my project

2/8/2009 9:02:51 AM
ajit said:

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3/26/2009 1:18:12 AM
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i copied this 4 a health assignment!

3/30/2009 10:24:42 AM
timothy kaminarides said:

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3/31/2009 10:36:30 PM
Hello said:

This site is very helpful. It has given me a good insite into alcohol.

4/4/2009 8:32:40 PM
Tamsin said:

Agreed, it helps with the different dimensions of health too and its effects on the emotional dimensions

4/5/2009 8:00:44 PM
Brittney said:

this is good info but needs more to make it a real interesting and important instead of just saying it makes you more depressed and more angrier .

4/20/2009 6:58:37 PM
Emily said:

Very helpful. it helps me to understand what is going on when my family members drink.

5/17/2009 7:45:04 PM
Sarah said:

This really hekps when you need to do a speech on alcoholism

5/28/2009 3:40:57 PM
Nicole Miller said:

This is a great tip an i am doing a research project on Emotional impact of Alcohol and i think that this was very helpful...

5/31/2009 4:03:37 PM
Alex said:

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8/10/2009 1:04:17 PM
Richie said:

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8/30/2009 10:14:27 AM
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9/1/2009 3:11:47 AM
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9/2/2009 3:56:47 PM
Martha said:

very handy for school work..Thanks

9/13/2009 7:56:25 AM
jhon said:

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9/15/2009 12:09:04 AM
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10/2/2009 4:13:41 AM
bob jane-rose mary- dylan miles said:

really useful, its well structured and tells you how people act

10/3/2009 9:39:35 AM
jojo said:

this helps for my essay thanks

10/5/2009 10:12:23 PM
Failure.org said:

Thankyou, this really helped for my assignment

10/6/2009 3:09:58 PM
Tanesha said:

This is what is really good!

10/12/2009 3:40:04 PM
Emma said:

I found this really handy for a project i was doing on alcohol. It really opened my eyes on what alcohol does. Thanks (:

10/13/2009 11:16:02 AM
goofey said:

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6/28/2011 10:35:07 PM
Alex said:

I loved this it helps people learn the emotional side effects of alcohol

7/24/2011 2:32:45 PM
Mary said:

I like this tip,its great and it has made me understand that alcohol is very dengerous

8/8/2011 1:24:38 PM
Oriel said:

This info is true, understanding and discourage youth not to engage in alcohol or any substance abuse

8/11/2011 10:11:07 PM
Diana said:

This info wil help lots and lots of people whom are alcohol addicts and it's a good source of info in helping the youth

8/14/2011 7:29:57 AM
Gift mojapelo said:

Well,i think this was the best tip ever,.atlast i got motivated nd tipd b4 i engage my self in alcohol..

8/21/2011 5:49:58 AM
Mazee said:

Ths info helpd a lot, nva knew al of dat

8/22/2011 5:05:44 PM
Josh said:

I'm using information from this to write a report on a Hemingway novel. Rock on!

9/1/2011 9:02:23 AM
mahlatse khosana said:

awesome tips keep up the good work

9/5/2011 11:51:15 PM
Georgis said:

It is okay but doesn't really answer my question. You may like to put in an actual list of the consequences and/or effects. Sorry

10/30/2011 10:16:20 PM
Butters said:

this is goood matttee

11/8/2011 4:13:46 AM
Theres A Star said:

Not trying to be mean, but it doesnt say anything about Emotional Harm

12/5/2011 12:53:29 PM
shelby said:

this helped me for school thsx and hopefully i wont see this or do it

12/15/2011 1:08:13 PM
alex duff said:

i think drunk driving is not good

1/26/2012 12:52:12 AM
N/A said:

Love it! Could you put more up?


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