The Alcohol Related Problems and Alcohol Related Deaths That Are Associated With Hazardous and Heavy Drinking

1:12 am in Pyschology That Helps by seph

How many children are born each year with fetal alcohol syndrome? How many people’s lives are cut short due to excessive and abusive drinking? How many people get injured or lose their lives in alcohol related traffic accidents every year? How many individuals lose their lives every year because of drinking problems? How many junior high, high school, and college students lose their lives every year due to an alcohol overdose? How many people are the victims of alcohol related crime or violence each and every year? How many people face serious consequences in their lives because they received a DUI conviction? How many people die each year from a condition that is totally preventable, such as alcohol poisoning? On an annual basis, how many alcoholics fail to get the professional alcohol treatment they need?

Why Would Anyone Want to Drink in an Excessive and Hazardous Manner?

So what’s the point in asking these questions? Basically to highlight the devastating and destructive nature of careless and hazardous drinking. Indeed, and based on the above questions, I wonder why anyone would choose to drink in a hazardous and abusive manner.

Stated more forcefully, with the host of employment difficulties, financial issues, relationship dilemmas, health problems, and legal proceedings that are associated with chronic alcohol abuse and alcohol dependency, why would any person with good reasoning skills want to drink in an abusive and excessive manner? Indeed when some of the above topics are looked at more closely, hazardous and excessive drinking becomes more illogical and makes even less sense.

Wouldn’t you think that heavy drinkers would be able to see some of the alcohol symptoms that they manifest? In a similar manner doesn’t it seem logical to think that more families would involve themselves in an alcohol intervention for the person in the household who is an alcohol abuser or an alcoholic? Not only this but wouldn’t you think that individuals who drink excessively would try to learn more about their drinking behavior by researching various alcohol related statistics?

After reviewing the alcohol abuse and alcohol dependency research literature, the point is so important that it needs to be stated again: With all of the dangerous and unhealthy outcomes that are directly or indirectly linked to repetitive and continuous alcohol dependency and alcohol abuse, why would any person want to engage in careless and abusive drinking?

What Can be Done About the Pervasive Nature of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse in the United States?

So what can be done about the extensive nature of alcohol abuse and alcoholism in the U.S.?

  1. Our students need more relevant and more meaningful preventative and educational methods and approaches so that more students at all grade levels, including those at college, are “reached.
  2. With a similar line of reasoning, our students need to learn how to become problem solvers in life rather than getting easily drawn to the “instant gratification” and the “quick fix” of an alcohol or drug abuse ”high” or “buzz”.
  3. Individuals who are alcohol abusers or alcohol addicts need to look in the mirror and ask why they are not getting the professional alcohol rehab they need.
  4. Society needs to get the message to more individuals about the destructive and damaging effects of excessive and hazardous drinking.

There’s Room For Hope if Those Who Engage in Repeated and Continuous Drinking Can Become Persuaded to Get the Alcohol Rehabilitation They Need

There’s lots of room for hope and optimism if people can start drinking in moderation and those who engage in careless and abusive drinkingcan become motivated to get the alcohol rehabilitation they require. Indeed, why put your loved ones through suffering, pain, and turmoil because of your unhealthy drinking when you have the power to control your life by drinking in moderation or even quitting drinking if you can’t control your drinking?