AlcoholAlert! reported that in 2009, there were 10,839 fatalities in crashes involving a driver with a BAC of .08 or higher, comprising 32 percent of total traffic fatalities for the year. MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) finds that every minute one person is injured in an alcohol related crash! The effects of alcohol are as deadly as the epidemic of drug abuse. Alcohol, no milder and no less deadly is, in fact, a drug and is abused more than any other drug.
Like any other drug, alcohol is poisonous to the body in a large volume. Like other drugs, alcohol uses up vitamins in your body so you feel sick and fatigued after drinking it. This is referred to as a “hangover”. Alcoholics ruin their lives like any other drug addict. Their existence is usually full of humiliation, legal troubles, hiding their use, accidents, and loss.
Socially, the person’s quality of life declines to a low level. The addict is so obsessed with drinking in order to function that they can’t focus on anything else. Consequently, jobs are lost, businesses are destroyed, marriages break up and children are neglected. Liver disease, jaundice, depression, bloating, and premature aging are all consequences of heavy drinking. The most horrible is the toll it takes on the mind and heart of the alcoholic. There is no greater enemy or punisher to an alcoholic than his own self-hatred. How can the cycle be stopped? Solutions to alcohol abuse are the true answer.
To stop alcohol addiction, you have to understand it. The Intake Counselors from Narconon Louisiana wants to help. They have passionate staff who are skilled in showing alcoholics and addicts how to live again. There is an answer. If you or someone you love is stuck in addiction, drug abuse centers can help. Call our hotline now at 1-800-473-0930.