The year was coming to an end as Maria's friend group were preparing themselves for finals. Both of her friends named Emily and Aubrey thought that studying was boring. They talked among each other to see if Maria would change her opinion to leave their study date for a more fun option like a party.
''What?'', Maria screamed in panic as she looked at her friends with shock. As they both laughed how much fun it will be to drink more than studying. ''Come on, it will help us with the stress!" Emily said with a convincing smile as Aubrey started to talk, ''It kinda sucks to study, you know?' Maria didn't know how to react but to release her emotions.
I need to find some more beer.
Her friends in unison asked Maria, ''Are you okay? Did we say something wrong?'' Maria kept overflowing herself with tears as her cheeks were like waterfalls as she spoke, ''As your friend, I don't want you to in the same path as my mom.'' Her friends wondered upon on what was happening.
"My mom is an alcoholic,'' Maria talked to her friends quietly as she petted her own puppy for comfort. ''We are so sorry, we didn't know!'' Emily said with an upset tone and then shortly Aubrey joined with her apologies. ''Girls, you don't know the effect of how can alcohol hurt you..'' As they tilted their heads as Maria was about to explain every little tiny detail.
''Drinking alcohol can affect differently such as loss coordination, poor judgement, slowed reflexes, distorted visions, memory lapses and excessive drinking can lead to domestic abuse.'' Maria talked as her friends stared at her shockingly. ''Not only, it affects your brain but your heart. Alcohol can increase your blood pressure, your heart beat to rise, cause your heart to beat abnormally, and increase the size of your heart.'' Her friends listened carefully to the side effects but that wasn't all of it. ''Alcohol can increase your chances of liver cancer and stomach.'' Her friends gasped as Maria said her final words of the exposed truth. ''Many of alcholics end up alone and many are lead to depression, anxiety and isolation.''