There is a school of thought that states that alcoholics are promiscuous. This is not exactly true as even those who are not alcoholics but drink can from time to time find themselves in bed with someone other than their spouse or significant other.
Its not that alcoholics are promiscuous it the fact that alcohol impairs judgement. Alcoholics are more likely to engage in risky behavior when they are intoxicated which can lead to promiscuous behavior.
Additionally, alcoholics may be more likely to engage in promiscuous behavior as a way to cope with the negative emotions and feelings associated with their alcoholism.
Studies have shown that alcohol has been associated with increased arousal.
In alcoholics this arousal will be more frequent as compared to occasional or not so frequent drinkers. This arousal could manifest itself in the form of promiscuous behavior.
Increased risk of engaging in risky sexual behaviors
When judgement is impaired one is also more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior. This is because they are not thinking about the possible consequences of their actions. They may have unprotected sex which can lead to sexually transmitted diseases or unwanted pregnancies.
So while its not that alcoholics are inherently promiscuous, the reality is that the disease of alcoholism can lead to promiscuous behavior. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcoholism, please reach out for help. There are many resources available to you.
Alcoholism is a disease and it should be treated as such. There is no shame in seeking help and there is no shame in admitting that you have a problem. Help is available and there are people who care.
Seek help today if you or someone you know is struggling with alcoholism.
Effects Of Alcohol On The Body
Drinking alcohol can have a number of effects on the body.
Some of these effects are short-term and will go away once the alcohol has been metabolized and removed from the body.
Other effects can be long-term and may even lead to death.
Some of the short-term effects of alcohol on the body include:
1. Slurred speech
2. Impaired vision
3. Loss of coordination
4. Slow reaction time
5. Difficulty walking
6. impaired judgement
7. Depending on the amount of alcohol consumed, a person may also experience blackouts or memory loss.
Some of the long-term effects of alcohol on the body can include:
1. Liver damage
4. Cardiovascular disease
5. Brain damage
7. Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome
Alcohol also affects the body in other ways. It can cause dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. It can also affect the immune system and make a person more susceptible to infections.