While drinking is seen as social and acceptable in society, it can also be equally as destructive to one’s life as any drug if not properly controlled. Many individuals face physical addiction, while others are socially tied to it at any event. Others function but consistently drink to function. This leads to a myriad of negative effects on life. Physical and social negatives can all emerge from excessive and unsafe drinking. The long term damage to the body, one’s family and professional life and potential jail time due to drunk driving can ruin lives. It is important hence to have a clear understanding of the negative effects of alcohol that the television ads do not always show. Substance Abuse Counselors can also help individuals see the destructive power of alcohol on lives.
Please also review AIHCP’s Substance Abuse Practitioner Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in Substance Abuse.
Please review the video below to learn more about the negative effects of alcohol on life.