We know that families suffer terrible losses as a result of drug or alcohol abuse and addiction. But how does this situation affect our nation's health as a whole? We will catalog some of the impacts of this social problem.
What are alcoholic energy drinks? And why were they banned? Are they still banned?
Recent findings now reveal that women in America drink just as much alcohol as men do, effectively closing the traditional alcohol consumption gap that used to exist between women and men. Why has this occurred?
When people consider drug or alcohol addiction, the most attention-grabbing, headline-worthy material is always the number of deaths caused by drinking or drug abuse. But as a recent study shows, death is only one of the serious and harmful outcomes of alcohol abuse. There are many others.
Though alcohol is widely accepted and its use is normalized in our society, there are several harsh truths about the substance that the American people must be made aware of.
Remarkably, Lithuania’s alcohol-related vehicle fatalities decreased 82% during a 15-year long experimental phase in which alcohol-related restrictions were imposed on the general public (especially those driving while intoxicated). Should we consider cracking down more on not only drunk driving but also on the circumstances that precipitate drunk driving?
The alcohol industry spends close to $500 million annually on alcohol advertising. Many would not think twice about this. But what about when alcohol advertising encourages teenagers and underage young adults to drink?
So while I know I have some difficult times ahead and that these next few weeks are going to be tough, I am grateful that on top of everything else I don’t have to worry about my drinking problem anymore.
The CDC recently released a report that shows a 43% increase in alcohol-related deaths. What is particularly shocking is that the most significant increases in deaths have been in rural areas. What is causing this? And what are the potential solutions to it?
While alcohol is a problem everywhere, it does not affect all states equally. As the drug epidemic has swept across America, so too has alcohol addiction become more severe.—and it seems to touch down with particular severity in certain regions.