Sample Health Care Paper on Effects of Alcohol Consumption

Effects of Alcohol Consumption

Alcohol has become a serious concern in the global states posing great threat triggered to health, social-economic and security on individuals, communities and country (Rehm, J 2011). Alcohol consumption impacts start at the point when alcohol enters the body and the effects ranges from the cognitive, the nervous system, digestion system and major organs in the body (zuskin, E. et al., 2006). Although several researchers have preventive measures suggested; the researchers’ desired outcome of effectively curbing this menace has not been met yet (Wood, S & Bellis, M. 2015). This article comprehensively focuses on the effects of alcohol consumption.

Alcohol impacts social economic life of individuals due addiction and dependency, absenteeism on job that results from work injuries that result from alcohol effects (zuskin, E. et al., 2006). Heavy drinking of alcohol leads to reduced productivity at work and social problem relating to others. Likewise, alcohol consumption pilots unemployment, due to underperformance and frequent absenteeism; unemployment increases the drinking habits (Rehm, J 2011). Additionally, families suffer violence and home injuries, children have high chances of suffering from fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and children lack appropriate parental care because of reduced attention to them (Wood, S & Bellis, M. 2015). Moreover, alcohol poses a threat to the economy of the community and country; making policies relating to alcohol, building rehabilitation centers for the victims and the medical costs.

Alcohol consumption adversely affects not only an individual but also family, community and a country. Besides, the efforts to reduce alcohol consumption, the effects and consumption are on escalating trend. Alcohol consumption leads addiction, dependency, unemployment and economic depreciation not forgetting health. However, heavy drinking consequences may be induced by the environmental such as families where alcohol consumption is a norm and unemployment and health factors such as stress. Therefore, there is need to address this issue urgently.

 

 

Reference

Rehm, J (2011).The risks associated with alcohol use and alcoholism. Alcohol Research & Health: The Journal of The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse And Alcoholism34(2), 135-143. Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/221828484_The_Risks_Associated_With_Alcohol_Use_and_Alcoholism

Wood, S. & Bellis, M(2015).Socio-economic inequalities in alcohol consumption and harm: Evidence for effective interventions and policy across EU countries. Health Equity Pilot Project (HEPP). Retrieved from https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/default/files/social_determinants/docs/hepp_screport_alcohol_en.pdf

Zuskin, E., Lipozencić, J., Jukić, V., Matosić, A., Mustajbegović, J., Turcić, N., Schachter, E.N. &  Milosevic, M (2006).Alcohol – Health effects, working environment and prevention. Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC / Hrvatsko Dermatolosko Drustvo14(2),117-131. Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/279801554_Alcohol_-_Health_effects_working_environment_and_prevention