Alcohol is a drug which works directly on the central nervous system. It kills more male teenagers and young men than any other drug taken to affect mood and behavior. Men fight more, drive more recklessly and engage in more risky behaviors. Most deaths and injuries caused by alcohol are a direct result of how they behave while under the influence. Alcohol use is one of the major risk factors of the three leading causes of death among youth that includes motor vehicle crashes, suicides and homicides.
The effects of excessive alcohol on young bodies are developing organs can be poisoned, breathing can become so shallow or slow that it can stop, the liver can be damaged and the heart can beat so irregularly.
In order to quit, you must first acknowledge that you have an addiction. Be aware of the fact that it is hurting you. Crave a time in your future when you will be no longer be addicted. Change this craving so that it is stronger than the cravings your addiction causes.