Lowered Inhibitions and Alcohol Abuse

Drinking alcohol has become a major part of our fabric as an American society. We have incorporated it into our lives as a way to celebrate and relax. While not everyone has problems with alcoholism, many people do drink excessively, which can lead to issues of lowered inhibitions that can cause serious consequences. These lowered inhibitions can provide for difficult personal situations that can take a heavy toll on a user and those involved.

Dangerous Situations with Lowered Inhibitions

The following are situations that become more dangerous when inhibitions and awareness are lowered:

  • Sexual behavior: When an alcohol user drinks too much, he may partake in promiscuous sexual activities such as unprotected sex, cheating on significant others, pregnancy, and prostitution. All of these misguided actions can lead to the development of STD’s including HIV/AIDS, unwanted pregnancies, criminal records, and the dissolution of relationships.
  • Drinking and driving: One of the most commonly disregarded inhibition by alcohol users is drunk driving. A person who has been drinking and chooses to get behind the wheel will not only put themselves at risk of injury or death, but will also put in danger those who are sharing the road. This decision can result in death and jail time.
  • Emotional outbursts: While many purport that you say what you really feel when drunk, for those who abuse alcohol, they may lose complete control over what they say and how they act towards others. When this happens, arguments can occur where physical and emotional violence is involved and relationships can suffer.

The more a user drinks, the more likely he is going to experience lowered inhibitions that can put himself and others in a serious situation where jail time, death, injury, or loss of relationships can occur. By steering clear of drinking too much alcohol, a person can remain in control of their inhibitions and avoid these severe consequences at all costs. For those who are suffering from alcoholism, seeking treatment to find sobriety is the best way to prevent these occurrences from happening.

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