Heavy alcohol use is linked to short and long term consequences to one’s health. According to the Center for Disease Control , motor and cognitive impairment from intoxication can cause short-term effects such as:
Over time, excessive use of alcohol can lead to the development of chronic diseases and other serious problems that can significantly reduce quality of life and ultimately lead to death.
Significant health consequences from long-term heavy alcohol use include:
Center For Disease Control Alcohol Fact Sheet>
WebMD: 12 Health Risks of Chronic Heavy Drinking>
NIAAA: Alcohol’s Effects on the Body>
American Liver Foundation: Alcohol-Related Liver Disease>