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Alcohol kills a person every 15 seconds
A few sips of wine may be good for your heart, but alcohol-related disease and accidents take a life every 15 seconds according to research from the Canadian Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Problem is, few people stop at one drink.
Researchers found that disorders linked to drinking wine, beer, whiskey, mixed drinks, etc are among the most disabling diseases in the world. The problems are especially problematic for men although women have been drinking more during the past decade. Unlike other diseases, the risks linked to drinking frequently kill young people.
Alcohol’s destruction is mostly due to injuries in accidents, cancer, heart disease and liver damage. Globally, one in twenty-five deaths is due to alcohol consumption.
Gail Czukar executive vice-president, Policy, Education and Health Promotion for the Canadian Centre says, “There are significant social, health and economic problems caused by alcohol, but research gives us sound, proven interventions that governments and health providers can use to address these problems.”
Think of it as a breathalyzer you wear. SCRAM is a relatively new piece of technology, designed to keep people sober. The device is being shown this week to a Nashville audience. A DUI could be enough to scare a driver sober, but one small device will make one stay that way. “Literally, if you….
Many people who are addicted to alcohol or who suffer from alcohol abuse do not seek help simply because they cannot find an affordable treatment option that works for them. This is very sad news because studies show that more than 90% of those who suffer from substance abuse will never get the help that….
Alcoholics who do not show they can stay sober outside hospital are expected to be offered liver transplants for the first time next month. A group of experts in liver disease will propose the change despite a shortage of organs. Under current guidelines, candidates for new livers have to show they can abstain from drink,….
A healthy parent-child relationship can have a preventive effect on the early drinking tendencies in a teenager, a new study suggests. The study to be published in the May issue of Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs emphasises the role played by parents in bringing down drinking tendencies in a teenager. According to the….
Older alcoholics knock back far more than younger ones, and for those over 60 that means an average of 42.5 drinks every week, a US study released found today. The research, led by Linda Ginzer of Ohio State University and carried out in late November by the Gerontology Society of America, examined data from 43,000….