Alcohol can do more than give you a headache and make you nauseous. In fact, heavy drinking can cause long-term damage to your entire body, including your brain, lungs, stomach, liver, kidneys and heart. The more you drink and the longer you’ve been drinking, the greater your risk for significant organ damage.
The danger goes beyond physical health problems. Alcohol abuse greatly increases one’s risk for developing a mental health problem like depression. Even worse, those who already have a mental health problem risk making their symptoms worse by self-medicating with booze.
Understanding just how dangerous alcohol is for your health can help you (or a loved one) make better decision about drinking. This infographic provides you with a streamlined view of all the damage that alcohol can cause to your body. We hope that this resource helps you to kick your alcohol habit for the rest of your life.