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Q: harmful effects of getting drunk everyday?

what can happen to you if you get drunk of chinese beer and baileys everyday for 50 days??? 

10 years 24 weeks ago in  Lifestyle - China

 
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Seriously Crimo? Wasn't this something you learned in Health class in school?
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Alcoholism (it only takes 21 days to create a habit)
Liver damage
Brain cell death (can you afford to lose any of those? Wink )

Not to mention if you get drunk enough some little men could kidnap you and take you to the middle of a tiny village, steal your clothes and leave you for the locals to find you. 

HugAPanda:

For those lacking any sense of humor or realization that an answer only has to be as serious as the question asked, and since Crimo went to school in the US and is younger than me, I am almost positive Alcohol consumption and the dangers of overuse were a part of at least one health class in at least one grade: "Difficulty walking, blurred vision, slurred speech, slowed reaction times, impaired memory: Clearly, alcohol affects the brain. Some of these impairments are detectable after only one or two drinks and quickly resolve when drinking stops. On the other hand, a person who drinks heavily over a long period of time may have brain deficits that persist well after he or she achieves sobriety. Exactly how alcohol affects the brain and the likelihood of reversing the impact of heavy drinking on the brain remain hot topics in alcohol research today. We do know that heavy drinking may have extensive and far–reaching effects on the brain, ranging from simple “slips” in memory to permanent and debilitating conditions that require lifetime custodial care. And even moderate drinking leads to short–term impairment, as shown by extensive research on the impact of drinking on driving." SO it doesn't actually kill brain cells, but there are potential long term effects on the brain for those who drink heavily. Also, Cirrhosis isn't the only damage caused to the liver from heavy drinking. Fatty liver and forms of hepatitis can also occur. And no, they don't always take years to occur. Sorry, Dr Tmstep. And because everything affects every person differently, one can only guesstimate what issues may or may not occur.

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Haha, I don't know why you have it out for me. A simple google search shows no brain cells die, despite your common sense from health class 20 years ago. And ya, it's pretty obvious that drinking will get you drunk, where you shouldn't operate heavy machinery and so on.  You're mad at me because I did a minimal amount of research and actually gave correct information?  Sorry, but I wanted to correct you because I'm not a fan of false info, even if you think it's for the right reasons.

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kchur:

Going to sleep after drinking gives you a more restless sleep. Fifty days without a good sleep and you get paranoid, you judgement is impaired even when you're sober, etc.

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crimochina:

well i am overly cautious to the point of paranoia , i make 100 bad decisions a day this explains it. and hugs your answer was well received. i'm crazy not stupid

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None really.  Alcohol doesn't kill brain cells and cirhossis (liver damage/scarring) takes years to develop.  The biggest danger is simply social damage (friends/family/job), that and probably feeling like crap all the time due to hangover.

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At least tell me you're not drinking the Baileys Chinese style, mixing it half and half with flavored water.

50 days of drunk, well I'm looking forward to the answers you'll provide during this time.

crimochina:

i've banned myself from posting drunk. at least until school starts back up, there is only one way to drink baileys and i'm sick and tired of going to a bar and ordering it and the dumb waiter says"but it is sweet"

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I beg to differ with tmestep8 above.  From the American Medical Association, verbatim:

It is not the brain cells themselves but the nerve connections between them (called dendrites) which are most affected by alcohol. The communication signals are inhibited, thus slowing down mental processing and the central nervous system. But the brain cells themselves bounce back with no damage for the most part. Long-term alcohol use, however, is another story. There is a body of research that shows that sustained alcohol consumption can and does cause irreversible neurological disorders.

tmestep8:

The above proves my point. NO BRAIN CELLS DIE, exactly as I stated. And most damage that does occur repairs itself fairly easily. The only damage that does occur is if you are truly a long term alcoholic, and 50 days, as the original poster described, is not long term.

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981977405:

Alcoholism is alcoholism, frankly speaking, and if one were to be on a binge or drunk every day for 50 days, I would that to be a rather questionable state of being. Actually, no, I would be inclined to believe that there is a dependency issue here.

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Sorry bud, but I know alcoholism. My dad is a not-recovered alcoholic. 50 days is nothing, the only damage that will occur is social damage, as I originally posted. Your friends and family will lose respect and your performance at your job will suffer, possibly to the point of losing it. Years is where physical damage occurs.

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981977405:

Actually you have one experience with someone suffering from dependency issues but from one issue to a generalized knowledge is a quantum leap. I can understand your view of the issue. Nonetheless, as for myself, I share the views of the AMA on dependency and substance-abuse related issues. Alcoholism can result from a genetic predisposition and there is a wide body of evidence to suggest that children of alcoholics stand a higher percentage of becoming alcoholics themselves than those who are not the children of alcoholic. I understand personal experience as you write, indeed I do, but I also irremediably value the opinion of medical science here.

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tmestep8:

Hmm.. On second read I agree with your 2nd and 3rd posts. Someone who could get drunk for 50 days would certainly have some dependency issues. Sorry, think I was a little incensed about this issue due to personal experience.

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These three kinds of medicine might be helpful for the OP: Disulfiram Disulfiram, marketed as Anatabuse by Odyssey Pharmaceuticals, induces strong nausea and vomiting, as well as physical weakness and mental confusion, when someone taking it drinks alcohol. Specifically indicated "as an aid in the management of selected chronic alcoholic patients who want to remain in a state of enforced sobriety so that supportive and psychotherapeutic treatment may be applied to best advantage," patients take one tablet a day and need to avoid even vinegar and medications and sauces that contain alcohol.] Naltrexone Naltrexone blocks opioid receptors, thereby muting much of the intoxicating effect of drinking alcohol. Alkermes markets an extended-release injectable version of naltrexone under the name Vivitrol. While Vivitrol is specifically targeted for treatment of recovering alcoholics who are not undergoing in-patient treatment, patients receiving Vivitrol must visit with a health care provider once a month for administration of the medication. Actavis, Mallinckrodt, Sandoz and Teva produce standard-release generic tablet versions of naltrexone. Sponsored Links Depressionwww.lyranara.com Drugless holistic treatment For ever depression free Acamprosate Forest Pharmaceuticals markets acamprosate under the brand name Campral. This medication reduces cravings by blocking release of the "reward" chemical by the brain when people drink. Patients who have already stopped drinking take two acamprosate tablets three times each day, which inhibits gamma-aminobutyric acid. Read more: Drugs Used to Treat Alcoholism | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5233854_drugs-used-treat-alcoholism.html#ixzz1kFxiJVGz

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Only 50 days crimo?  Just take one day a week and have a dry day to let the body recover, then continue....and all is good.  
A wise man once wrote a song that says "we are here for a good time, not a long time, so have a good time, the sun don't shine everyday".

TedDBayer:

beer and baileys are bad combo, try beer and peppermint schnapps or sambuka, I'm doing beer and tequila, cheers

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