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Alcohol Dependence

Long Term Effects of Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abuse is a term often used to describe someones frequent use of alcohol even after experiencing negative consequences. Alcohol abuse also means drinking and consuming alcohol in a dangerous and unhealthy quantity. Here are some of the long term effects of alcohol abuse:

  • alcoholism

  • blood pressure increases, causing heart disease, heart attack, or stroke

  • brain cells damage, decreasing brain mass

  • disrupted normal brain development

  • fetal alcohol syndrome in unborn children

  • liver damage and cirrhosis of the liver

  • lower levels of iron and vitamin B, causing anemia

  • male sperm production impairments

  • stomach and intestinal ulcers
  • may even cause death

If you or your loved ones show signs of alcohol abuse, give us a call.

Multi Concept Recovery (818)433-9500