At Narconon we often witness the devastation that alcohol can cause and apparently so do many others. According to this article, alcohol is the world’s third largest risk factor for disease and disability! If true, then a large percentage of disease could be diminished by getting alcohol abuse under control.
The article doesn’t say is this statistics is rising, but chances are, it is. Historically, when a civilization is deteriorating morally and educationally alcohol abuse increases. Without having a good operational base from which to tackle life, problems are frequently drowned with alcohol. So it was with Greece and Rome.
This is one reason that life skills are necessary for maintaining sobriety. Here is the article:
“Alcohol is “the world’s third largest risk factor for disease and disability,” and is responsible for nearly four percent of deaths worldwide — more than AIDS, violence or tuberculosis — according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2011.
More must be done worldwide to combat alcohol’s negative impact on health, WHO said in the press release.
Alcohol is a “causal factor in 60 types of diseases and injuries and a component cause in 200 others,” and is “associated with many serious social issues, including violence, child neglect and abuse, and absenteeism in the workplace,” according to the report on global alcohol consumption.
Furthermore, “the harmful use of alcohol remains a low priority in public policy, including in health policy. Many lesser health risks have higher priority,” according to the report.
Many countries recognize the serious public health problems caused by the harmful use of alcohol and have taken steps to prevent the health and social burdens and treat those in need of care. But clearly much more needs to be done to reduce the loss of life and suffering associated with harmful alcohol use,” said Dr. Ala Alwan, WHO Assistant Director-General for Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health.alth policy. Many lesser health risks have higher priority,” according to the report.”
Narconon teaches life skills that enable the individual to learn to solve life’s problems. There are solutions and almost anyone is capable of turning life around. The solutions simply need to be learned.
Narconon drug and alcohol rehab addresses why a person began to drink in the first place and what skills they need to stay sober in the future.