Our world is flooded with thousands of different brand of alcohol. The youth love to have fun, they love to drink and live life like there is no tomorrow. It is therefore advisable for everyone to know about some of the alcohol-related deaths facts in our world today.
The Truth Hurts
This post intends to address the alarming rate at which alcohol kill people. We MUST take alcohol related-deaths issues in our world very seriously. I am very aware many wouldn’t like to hear that, because they can not live a day without alcohol. Let me hurt you with the truth, but don’t get offended. You may take some advice or precaution in your next move.
The truth hurts but it is the only thing that can make us free. Whether you like it or not, there is a really bad side of alcohol. We need our loved ones to live long. If death should come then it shouldn’t be because of alcohol.
The Research On Alcohol Related-Deaths Issues
A research that cut across 140 countries around the world indicated that alcohol is killing millions of people like an outrage fire.
The study was published in the International Medical Journal The Lancet. It was made known that in the year 2016, almost 3 million people died around the world because of alcohol. So alcohol-related deaths issues are not to be taken lightly.
“We now understand that alcohol is one of the major causes of death in the world today,” said Lancet Editor Richard Horton. “We need to act now. We need to act urgently to prevent these millions of deaths. And we can.”
Just like I said earlier, most of us feel offended when we hear the truth about alcohol. The saddest part is; most of these people who are dying because of alcohol are the youth. They hold the key to the future generation.
This is highly preventable, even governmental institutions, NGO’s concerned people, activists etc. are working hard to reduce vehicular accidents which is also killing people at an alarming rate.
Diseases And Sicknesses From Alcohol That Accelerate Deaths
Alcohol Can Send long-term drinkers into their early grave by making them really sick. Such sickness and diseases include:
♦. Heart Disease
♦. Fatty Liver Disease
♦. Alcoholic Hepatitis
♦. Brain Damage: “Alcohol produces what is known as ‘Wet Brain’ which is basically symptoms of dementia. When it gets to that point, it is very difficult to be reversed.” – Richard Molina, Head Therapist, The Recovery Village.
Quick Lesson About Alcohol according To The Bible.
Alcohol is a very powerful tool that can make the most intelligent person act like a madman. Despite its numerous health problems, it can change the behavior and consciousness of people.
“Do not look at the wine when it is red when it sparkles in the cup when it goes down smoothly.
In the end, it bites like a serpent and poisons like a viper.
Your eyes will see strange things, and your mind will imagine confusing things.
Yes, you will be as he who lies down in the midst of the sea, or as he who lies on top of the rigging:
“They hit me, and I was not hurt. They beat me, and I do not feel it. When will I wake up? I can do it again. I can find another.”(Proverbs 24:31-35)
Destruction Of The Innocent
Jacqueline Saburodo has some good advice for ‘drink-drivers’ considering her predicament with alcohol related-deaths issues affecting us all. Sometimes the deadly effects of drunkenness do not affect the drunkard alone but innocent people around.
Just like the Story of Jacqueline Saburodo who got deformed by a reckless teenage driver who was drunk. She now campaigns against “drink-driving.” Jacqui is one of my favorite motivational speakers. A beautiful girl turned into a ‘monster’ by a stupid drunkard. She sustained severe burns and nearly died in the explosion.
Do you feel the need to stop drinking? you can make that possible. Quitting has not been an easy task for many people simply because they love drinking. You must challenge yourself to quit if you really want to.
I would recommend reading the challenge and ex-alcohol addict threw to himself by stopping drinking for 30 days. He shared an interesting story for all his colleagues. Visit ‘Hackermoon‘ to read his story.
According to the researchers, they believe it is time to curtail the consumption of alcoholic beverages to save the lives of people perishing at an alarming rate. Together we can sensitize the public on some of these alcohol related-deaths issues in our world.