Dangers of Everclear and other extremely strong liquors

Alcoholism is clearly a real and serious illness and while some could choose beer or wine, others could choose hard liquor. This will offer the allure of becoming intoxicated considerably more quickly, due to the higher concentration of alcohol present, though some simply prefer the taste of mixed drinks overall for instance.

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Alcoholism and brain damage

There is no denying the negative impact that alcohol can have on brain functioning in those who abuse it chronically long enough. Yet just what are the specific risks that can occur in a person that has spent much of adulthood under the influence of this popular substance? The goal is not to scare an alcoholic into sobriety, but to make them aware of the real dangers he or she could otherwise be facing. Whereas moderate drinking does not present serious health risks to a drinker, drinking excessively on a regular basis can indeed put one’s wellbeing and life at risk. Read more

Concealing drug production at a home or business

Unfortunately, a private residence or otherwise legitimate business can serve as a place where illicit drugs are bought and sold. A home or apartment will be used for the obvious reasons of convenience, not to mention it means drugs will not be visible to segments of the disapproving public in such areas. Though the phrase “crack house” is something of a cliché, it nonetheless would not exist unless specific homes with this problem were a reality, as they can be in certain urban areas. Read more

Alcoholics and confrontations with the law

Excessive alcohol consumption can sometimes lead to impaired judgment and misbehavior. This can cause police to watch for suspicious circumstances, such as an escalating argument outside a bar that could lead to a brawl. Driving erratically can also alert police to a driver possibly being under the influence. Some could simply be drinking in public and causing an unnecessary scene. Some alcoholics will put themselves at risk for a confrontation with the law and if the drinker reacts inappropriately, there could be consequences. Read more

Alcohol and smoking tendencies

The scene is a common one – a dimly lit bar with neon signs advertising popular alcoholic beverages. Perhaps a group a friends plays pool while they enjoy drinks and select favorite songs from a jukebox. Then one tells the others he is stepping out to the balcony for a smoke and asks if anyone wants to join him. Perhaps another has had a couple drinks and decides he is interested, though he rarely smokes when sober. Cigarettes are a common adjunct to other vices like alcohol and illicit drugs. Read more