Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Addiction of bad habits harms all kinds of people irrespective of age, race and economic conditions. Addiction to bad habits causes family problems, job loss, poor job performance, public health risks, increased risks of infectious diseases and participation in crime as victims and perpetrators. Alcoholism is one such appalling bad habit which annihilates a human from within and corrupts his liver. Habits and urges go hand in hand. Almost every system in the body can be negatively affected by alcohol.

Alcohol has a biphasic effect on the body, which is to say that its effects change over time. Initially, alcohol generally produces feelings of relaxation and cheerfulness, but further consumption can lead to blurred vision and coordination problems. Cell membranes are highly permeable to alcohol, so once alcohol is in the bloodstream it can diffuse into nearly every biological tissue of the body. After excessive drinking, unconsciousness can occur and extreme levels of consumption can lead to alcohol poisoning and death (a concentration in the blood stream of 0.55% will kill half of those affected).

Boozing Is Not Cool ! A cool card to reach out to all your loved ones with this anti- alcoholism message.

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Depression, liver cirrhosis, heart failure and damage to the brain and nervous systems are the major diseases caused by alcohol that ruins one’s life and takes him to the path of death. It reduces one’s lifeline just as smoking does, the only difference is…smoking affects lungs first and alcohol affects liver and heart more than anything.

Mental health problems are common with alcoholism. Each can lead to or reinforce the other. Depression is a common cause of alcoholism as the depressed person seeks a way out of their problems or a relief from insomnia. Unfortunately, alcohol is itself a depressant, so the problem is only compounded. Anxiety can be temporarily relieved by alcohol, but this may lead to repeated intake and dependence. Women, who abuse alcohol, or even occasionally drink to excess, face greater risks to their health than their male counterparts. Even modest amounts of alcohol consumption can cause blood pressure to increase, especially in older adults, according to two recent studies conducted in Japan. Some experts say moderate drinking during pregnancy is okay, but there are others who believe taking even one drink is like playing Russian Roulette with your baby's health.

You Are Precious ! A cute way to tell your friend/ loved one to say 'no' to alcohol.

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posted by Robert at 7:26 AM |