Alcohol: It’s Legal, but Is It Safe?


Alcohol has been used and normalized in just about every country, state, city and town around the world and different areas have different uses for alcohol in their culture. Some might use alcohol to represent a religious belief, while others use it to kill off bacteria. Most people use alcohol as a way to “relax” or to become “more energized”.

In fact, the number of adults who consume alcohol has risen over time and we find that there are more and more reasons to have a drink or two, which turns into three or four—but what is that doing to our body and more importantly, our mind? Per a recent article in the Washington Post: “The top 10 percent of American drinkers—24 million adults over age 18—consume, on average, 74 alcoholic drinks per week. That works out to a little more than four-and-a-half 750 ml bottles of Jack Daniels, 18 bottles of wine, or three 24-can cases of beer. In one week. Or, if you prefer, 10 drinks per day.”

Alcohol can have an addicting effect, much like the effects of any other drug or toxin. A small amount can cause a manufactured creation of euphoria, a lot can act as a sedative and too much, can kill you.

So how much is too much? Consider this: it takes about one hour for one alcoholic beverage to make it’s way through your system. This is because your liver can only process so many toxins in any given period of time.

Now, what if you drink two drinks, three, six? The time that it takes for your liver becomes longer but not only that, your liver starts to shut down and can become damaged and even no longer function altogether over long-term use. In fact, per the Medical News USA, Liver Cirrhosis is the 12th leading cause of death in the US. That ranks high amongst all other ills in the US and is a direct link to alcoholism in America.

The trick is of course in pointing out to someone who is at-risk for developing harmful physical and emotional effects of alcohol abuse. It HAS become so normalized that many individuals may truly think that what they are doing to themselves is okay—that is where Narconon steps in. Our all-natural program is here to help the ones that you love overcome this addiction through finding the underlying causes and putting the individuals life back under his control, so alcohol doesn’t have to be the only solution.


Washington Post: Think you drink a lot? This chart will tell you.


Jessica Bradham

Jessica is a Registered Drug and Alcohol Technician with a desire to help others find real solutions to the ever-growing problems associated with addiction.