Sheila Flores Ramos 2nd period February 5, 2018 Alcohol and its effects What is alcohol? Alcohol is a substance that has chemicals, and it can damage our minds and bodies. There are many types of alcohol, and each of one is different. They all have one thing in common though they have alcohol, and it’s poisonous to our bodies. There is one type of alcohol that has a small portion of poison in them. Alcohol is not good for us or our bodies it can get to the point of killing us. Alcohol is like a drug it will drag us into a hole, and we can’t get out until the person doesn't want to do it anymore. Alcohol can damage our bodies in a lot of ways. There are many ways alcohol can damage our bodies, but the main ones are the heart, liver, brain, stomach, and the reproductive system. When people drink alcohol they are hurting their brain they don’t understand that drinking it can make us lose coordination. It hurts our heart by causing our blood pressure to rise, and that is very dangerous. People can gain weight by drinking alcohol because when we drink alcohol it’s no help so we don’t get any calories. The fat builds up in the stomach, and instead of going down it’s going outwards. One glass of alcohol contains a whole lot of chemicals drinking a lot can kill a person. When people drink alcohol they can affect others as well like when a mother is pregnant, and she can hurt herself or her infant.The “Surgeon General's warning” tell us to not drink when a woman is pregnant because it can hurt their baby or possibly kill it. If a woman drinks while they are pregnant the baby can get FAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome) which can cause the baby to be born with a birth defect like physical, behavioral, and learning problems. When a woman is pregnant and drinks alcohol she can give her infant FAS. “Women who drink heavily during pregnancy have a significantly higher risk of spontaneous abortion" (known as miscarriage). The mother of the baby can give her infant a disorder which is not curable, and the baby will stay that way. Car crashes happen a lot, and most of the time it’s because of alcohol. People say to never drink and drive so that we can avoid crashes. People go out to parties and drink while they are there. Most of the time the ones drinking are teenagers, and they are sometimes the reason for crashes and deaths. There are about 88,000 deaths a year due to drunk driving. Car crashes can be avoided by not drinking and driving. What’s the point of drinking alcohol it won’t get anyone know where? People just want to act cool in front of their friends, or they just want to drink it for fun when it really isn’t a game. Most of the time people don’t think or care about what it can do to us when it actually really kills a person slowly. There are many ways to stop someone from drinking alcohol instead they could find a better addiction to do instead of drugs. They could also find a fun activity to do, and keep them busy so they will not go and drink. The meaning of alcohol is poison, and killing a person, and everything inside them. People shouldn't drink it can kill an innocent person. A person who did nothing dies from drinking and driving. When a woman is pregnant and drinks alcohol she is hurting an innocent
Sheila Flores Ramos 2nd period February 5, 2018 baby or possibly killing the baby. People do dumb mistakes, but they shouldn’t drink alcohol for a very dumb reason. People might make mistakes, but it doesn’t mean drink our feeling’s out.