You always hear about the dangers of smoking nowadays, but no one ever seems to really talk about the other legal drug out there, alcohol. Drinking a lot and over an extended period of time can cause a lot of damage to your body.
alcoholic cardiomyopathy: a disorder in which drinking too much alcohol over a long period of time weakens the heart muscle so that it cannot pump blood efficiently. Drinking alcohol in large quantities has a toxic effect on the heart. Alcoholic cardiomyopathy is a form of a condition in which the heart becomes enlarged and the heart muscle thins (dilated cardiomyopathy) due to alcohol abuse.
(from cardio meaning heart, myo meaning muscle, and pathy meaning disorder).