Of all the possible methods of addiction in the world, none is more prevalent than alcohol. It is a drug widely available in grocery stores, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. It can legally be purchased at the age of 21 but is usually illegally consumed much younger.
Alcohol's Addictive Qualities
Alcohol is considered a depressant. Alcohol slows down and inhibits normal brain function. Alcohol also has a sedative effect, which leads to some people thinking that having a drink or two before bed helps them sleep better. In addition to all this, the most addictive part of consuming alcohol is the euphoria felt when drinking alcohol. It lowers your inhibitions and allows your brain to "turn-off" for the duration of consumption. These are very appealing traits that alcohol can offer people and can cause a person to want to keep the feeling going, thus leading to dependence.
Signs of Alcohol Dependence
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Sydney DeZinno is a writer from Tucson, AZ. A graduate of the University of Arizona, she an active advocate that is passionate about addiction recovery and helping those in crisis.
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