THE WORSENING ISSUE ABOUT ALL
SELF-MEDICATING DRUGS TODAY - LEGAL OR NOT
You’ve heard it on the news and everyone knows someone. "The opioid crisis was officially declared a national Public Health Emergency in the USA." As bad as that is, Alcohol Harm overall is even worse, a lot worse. Per the CDC, alcohol is causal in “approximately 88,000 deaths and 2.5 million lost years of potential life each year in the United States”. Those figures are from 2012. It’s worse now and far worse than the numbers from most any other drug.
Overall, American deaths from alcohol, drugs, suicide broke records in 2017.
It’s not getting better. See Source
It’s not just America - It’s a massive global Financial, Physical, Emotional, Legal and Lethal problem. “It’s Just Alcohol!” Well, “Just Alcohol" is killing millions globally each year. Per the World Health Organization, “Worldwide, 3 million deaths every year result from harmful use of alcohol, this represents 5.3 % of all deaths. The harmful use of alcohol is a causal factor in more than 200 disease and injury conditions.” (See Source)
Alcohol and Cancer - A lot worse than Cigarettes.
“Drinking alcohol raises your risk of getting six kinds of cancer— Mouth and throat. Voice box (larynx). Esophagus. Colon and rectum. Liver. Breast (in women). All types of alcoholic drinks, including red and white wine, beer, cocktails, and liquor, are linked with cancer. The more you drink, the higher your cancer risk.” (See Source)
THE INEFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS OF TODAY
Just say no - to "Just Say No" - It's a "No Brainer"
So how are today's solutions working? Looking at the stats above - Not so good. The current “Ways to reduce the burden from harmful use of alcohol” (WHO) - revolve mostly around Taxation and Legislation.
Just Say No, for example, has resulted in massive incarceration and expense. Watch this Video
SO - WHAT IS THE PLAN FOR CHANGE?
First - We must have a vision of want we want.
Watch the Below Video - See some of the collateral damage, and costs to YOUR WALLET!