What Are the Effects of Alcohol? About 13.8 million adults in America have a drinking problem with about 8 million of those diagnosed as alcoholics. While we hear a lot in the news about opioids, there is a growing concern about the alcohol epidemic as well. People understand the immediate consequences of drinking too much, but many have not stopped to think about the long term effects of alcohol. However, it\u2019s critical to assess both the short term and long term effects of alcohol so that you can seek treatment at the women's and men's alcohol rehab center in Texas before problems become worse. Short Term Effects of Alcohol The short term effects of alcohol are usually referring to those things that occur right during or after drinking, while long term effects build up over time. The short term effects may vary from person to person but can include: \tLoss of coordination \tMoodiness (some people get very energetic and happy, while others get angry easily) \tIncrease in blood pressure \tSick to stomach \tLowered inhibitions and lacking in necessary judgment \tLack of ability to concentrate Some people may experience some of these symptoms after drinking only a small amount. Long Term Effects of Alcohol Long term effects of alcohol add up over time resulting in many health issues. When you become sober again, the alcohol is still in your system. When you drink the next day again, it continues to destroy important bodily systems and brain abilities. Here are some of the long issues that can arise: \tA decrease in the brain\u2019s gray and white matter \tA decrease in attention span \tInability to learn new things \tForgetting the things you learned before \tA decline in cognitive function \tIncrease in blood pressure The amount of time it takes before you\u2019ll experience any of these long term effects of alcohol depends on various factors. The amount and frequency of alcohol you\u2019re consuming is a factor. Steps to Detox from Alcohol The safest course of action for you if you are experiencing short or long term effects of alcohol is to complete a detox program. During detox at a residential\u00a0addiction treatment center in TX, you have around the clock care, so your experience is safe and comfortable. Help at The Right Step At the Right Step in Dallas, TX, our compassionate staff is prepared to help you through detox from alcohol. Our comprehensive detox and therapy programs will ensure you are on the right track to a brighter future. We use a customized approach that ensures the therapy and treatment plans will address your specific needs. Our goal is that you are successful in the long term because we don\u2019t want to see you relapse. Our wide variety of treatment programs will be sure to suit people of all needs and lifestyles. Some of these include: \tMedical detox program \tInpatient rehab program \tIntensive outpatient program in Dallas \tExtended care program \tChronic relapse program in TX Don't let drug addiction interfere with your life. You can beat your addiction now that you know the long term effects of alcohol. Contact The Right Step at , and we'll get you on the road to recovery.