The culture of drinking alcohol in parties and social functions is present in all cultures in almost all parts of the world. The problem occurs when the habit of taking alcohol becomes an addiction. People take alcohol casually initially but soon they get addicted to it. This addiction is very dangerous for you. Alcohol causes many types of health problems like diabetes, hypertension and liver cirrhosis. Similarly, taking drugs has even more dangerous effects on health. People who indulge in alcohol and drugs should think of the health consequences of these addictions. Following is an article on health effects of alcohol and drug abuse.