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Alcoholic beverages are widely consumed across the globe in a multitude of settings. Many people enjoy and promote alcohol use, while many others point out its potential negative impacts. Is alcohol consumption healthy?

No, drinking alcohol is unhealthy. Show more Show less

Alcohol can have negative health impacts and lead to alcoholism and rash decisions.
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Alcohol is unhealthy because it is addictive.

Alcohol changes our brain to the point where we can't stop drinking.
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The Argument

Alcohol triggers endorphin and dopamine chemical releases in the brain, which creates feelings of pleasure and rewards us for drinking. As one drinks more, their brain chemistry is altered, making them require more and more alcohol to achieve the same feeling. Eventually they become physically dependent on it, and many people become psychologically dependent as well, using alcohol to escape stress or depression. When one becomes addicted to alcohol (also known as alcoholism) it leads to reliance on it to the point where they can not achieve feelings of happiness or enjoyment without alcohol. It can lead to dangerous and unpleasant withdrawals when they stop drinking, which can lead to permanent health issues. Alcoholism can take one away from their lives and families by leading them to become depressed, angry, or violent.

Counter arguments

-Not everyone who drinks becomes addicted.

Premises

P[1] Drinking can lead to alcoholism. P[2] Alcoholism is unhealthy.

Rejecting the premises


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