“Beer is proof that god is real, and that he loves us”. This is a comical quote from one of our most famous founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin. This quote can also can be used to describe how most people who consume alcohol feel about it. Most of these people think that alcohol is a wonderful, magnificent drink that makes all their anxieties and problems go away. There are some, however, who know the truth about alcohol, or booze as it is more popularly known. Booze is a toxic, addictive, poison that brings out the worst in people and has very harmful long term effects on the body.
The earliest known description of alcohol being consumed, according to National Geographic, comes from several thousand years ago in Ancient Egypt. Back then alcohol was primarily for royalty and the wealthy. The Ancient Egyptians like alcohol for the same reason that people today like it. Alcohol, because it being a poison, floods the body with endorphins which limits the electrical signals that pass between nerve cells. This causes the body,as well as the mind, to feel numb. By this I mean that all of the bodies senses are dulled. This can make people seem more calm and open about their feelings. Alcohol, however, according to Discovery Health, also floods the body with adrenalin because it sends the person into the “fight or flight” instinct.
The fight or flight instinct is when the body feels that it is danger so it floods the body with adrenalin to make it more aggressive in a fight or be able to run faster and farther should they run away.
The increased adrenalin also makes the person more easily offended. So this coupled with their more “liberal” state of mind, any discussion, with one or more intoxicated persons, with any disagreement will generally leads to very loud yelling or even violence. Due to the endorphins, however, their speech may be slurred which increases the likely-hood of miss-understandings. Also their motor skills and balance are dulled. This causes people who are intoxicated, or drunk, to “stagger and stumble” when they walk, run, or fight.
People who are intoxicated may also do ridiculous and incredibly dangerous things that would normally lead to serious injury. This also due to the combined effects of the endorphins and adrenalin that both clouds peoples judgment and makes them physically numb, or unable to feel pain. These people generally won't listen to reason so can't be talked out of doing something. Most of the time the only way to stop someone who is intoxicated from doing something dangerous is to stall them on-till the alcohol finally forces them to loose consciousness, or to pass out. Another way to stop someone who is intoxicated is to forcefully subdue them. This method can be very dangerous, however, due to their increased physical strength caused from the serge of adrenalin. Most of these drunken accidents don't get stopped, unfortunately, because more then 83% of these accidents take place when the person is with...