Health Risks

There are definite health risks associated with the use of alcohol and illegal substances.  Alcohol or any other drug used in excess over time can produce illness, disability, and death.  The health consequences of substance abuse may be immediate and unpredictable, such as cardiac arrest or liver deterioration.   Below is a chart taken from the National Substance Abuse website which shows the stages of how a body responds to the consumption of alcohol, including the finality of death: