Alcohol includes ethyl alcohol or ethanol, methyl alcohol and propyl alcohol. Everyone, however, understood alcohol (ethanol) as wine, beer, and liquor. It has strong ability to alter people's pattern of attitude, behavior, especially those that are addicted to it. And, this is the focus of this article - the good, bad and ugly of alcohol drinking. In other words, we shall state the benefits of alcohol, if any - its terrible problems and major concerns for drinkers and the society at large.
Does alcoholic drinking has any benefit?
Maybe yes, maybe no! But let's consider some laboratory and medical tests and analyses about this controversial issue, before exposing any downsize. According to the NIAAA - National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, it concluded, after much scientific reviews that moderate drinkers do have lowest death rate compare to heavy drinkers and some fellows who don't drink. That conclusion was hinged on scientific findings that moderate drinkers do have stable heart condition, therefore improve their longevity. But, it seriously warns women of possible risk of breast cancer. Let's now consider some problems of alcohol drinking in more detail.
The problems of under-age drinking
The news is always awash with negative incidents of young boys (and sometimes girls) involving in wide parties and violent-prone fraternities, which under-cover police investigations have discovered to be highly-induced by alcohol drinking. Colleges across the United States and most countries of the world have been bombarded by this hydra-headed menace. Right now, parents are extremely worried and confused, while governments at all levels are spending large sums of money on rehabilitation, education, orientation and new police training and gadgets to curb alcohol drinking problems associated with under-age population.
Impact on the larger society
Deeper levels of alcohol drinking are various crimes and human behavioral disorders being unleashed to the larger society. We have various offences, ranging from minor to more aggravated crimes, such as traffic offences, little or grave assaults, battery and even murder. A report from US has stated that from the year 2002, alcohol-related crimes were on the increasewhich reduces the quality of life for both victims and their loved ones.