Deciding whether to drink alcohol is a personal decision that we each eventually have to make.
According to Kids Health, when people drink alcohol, it’s absorbed into their bloodstream. From there, it affects the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord), which controls virtually all body functions.
Besides the fact that alcohol can alter a person’s perceptions, emotions, movement, vision, and hearing – alcohol can also be addictive. The long term effects include the slowing down of your metabolism, and harm to your liver along with other vital organs.
For me, alcohol is something that doesn’t appeal at all. I’ve seen it lead people to bad decisions and sometimes cause problems in life: health issues, tearing families apart, and depression.
For some people drinking is okay in moderation, but others can’t handle the temptation and can’t control themselves. So I guess it’s just a personal decision for each of us.
I encourage you to make a wise and educated decision. I personally am chosing not to drink alcohol.
THIS HEALTH TIP WAS POSTED IN THE MARCH 2011 ISSUE OF “THE COCONUT WIRE” E-NEWSLETTER