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Alcoholism destroys Brain-Muscle Function. Drunk Ewoks in a live TV SHOW!

November 19, 2009

Alcohol has been associated to impair important mental processes such as cognitive function, concentration, decision making among others. Alcoholism represent one of the most important dangers for our society contributing to disaster, personal disgrace, depression and is the highest factor for road accidents in the US.

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Alcoholism Stats (source :treatment centers.net)

  • Alcohol dependence and abuse cost the US approximately $220 billion in 2005. For the sake of comparison, this was greater than the amount of money spent to combat cancer ($196 billion) and obesity ($133 billion).
  • 25.9% of underage alcohol abusers (i.e. underage alcoholics) drink 47.3% of the total amount of alcohol consumed by drinkers under the legal age.
  • Drinking excessively year after year may cause pancreatitis, or an inflamed pancreas. Side effects of pancreatitis include extreme abdominal pain and abnormal weight loss. These can lead to death.
  • Alcoholism improves a drinker’s odds of developing cancer of the throat, larynx, liver, colon, kidneys, rectum, and esophagus. It may also contribute to immune system irregularities, brain damage, harming an unborn baby, and cirrhosis of the liver.
  • An estimated 43% of US adults have had someone related to them who is presently, or was, an alcoholic.
  • 3 million US citizens older than 60 abuse alcohol or require it to function normally.
  • Close to three times the amount of US males (9.8 million) abuse, or are dependent upon, alcohol than females (3.9 million).
  • A survey of over 450 American alcohol abusers revealed that the vast majority of them did not grow up with a father figure in their households.
  • 6.6 million minors in the US live with an alcoholic mother or father.
  • About 14 million US residents battle an alcohol addiction.
  • Greater than 50% of grownups in the US have had knowledge of someone in their immediate family with an alcohol problem.
  • Just under 13.8 million US adults have issues with alcohol, and 8.1 million of them officially suffer from alcoholism.
  • People who have a good relationship with their spouses have an 8.9% probability of developing alcoholism over the course of their lifetime. Contrarily, 29.2% of adults who are living with a partner and have never married are likely to become alcoholics.
  • Around a quarter of all children experience some form of alcoholism in their families before they turn 18.
  • To read more about the devastating consequences of alcoholism please read here

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