Alcohol is not an ordinary commodity. While it carries connotations of pleasure and sociability in the minds of many, harmful consequences of its use are diverse and widespread
From a global perspective, in order to reduce the harm caused by alcohol, policies need to take into account specific situations in different societies. Average volumes consumed and patterns of drinking are two dimensions of alcohol consumption that need to be considered in efforts to reduce the burden of alcohol-related problems. Avoiding the combination of drinking and driving is an example of measures that can reduce the health burden of alcohol.
Worlwide, alcohol takes an enormous toll on lives and communities, especially in developing countries and its contribution to the overall burden of disease is expected to increase in the future. Particularly worrying trends are the increases in the average amount of alcohol consumed per person in countries such as China and India and the more harmful and risky drinking patterns among young people.
National monitoring systems need to be developed to keep track of alcohol consumption and its consequences, and to raise awareness amongst the public and policy-makers. It is up to both governments and concerned citizens to encourage debate and formulate effective public health policies that minimize the harm caused by alcohol.
This text is a summary of: WHO Global Status Report on Alcohol 2004
Show MoreThe effects drinking has can cause long term problems. Drinking can affect an individual mental and physical abilities. It can cause slurr speach, flush skin, loss of balance, sexual problems, birth defects in pregnancy, and problems with socity. There are some positive effects to drinking as well as negative effects,although there are more negative effects than positive. For instant, moderate drinking can affect the blood and act as a blood thinner, which can have both positive and negative health effects. There are other positive affects that socity says drinking have; it provides a lot of employment in the business of catering, and retail in which alcohol plays apart. It helps people to socialize. Secondly, the other…show more content…
This occur due to poor judgement. Alcohol can make a person irresponsible; for example getting pregnant in cicumstnces where one is not able to take care for a child. Drinking has and effect on the mood and behavior. It have a numbing effect that starts to play a role in the mind. It causes memory loss, the ablity to judge a situation in a right way. It cause an individual to have a more diffulcut time to drive. Which can take a toll in traffic,and take an innocent person life. Often times, young adults or teenages will be affected by drinking weather its from, peer pressure or just trying to feel or look popular,By blending in with the crowed. As a result, drinking affects their school work, which causes poor grades, affect there study habit,and makes them have a lack of self control. Formost, drinking has more effects on heavy drinkers; than moderant drinkers. Heres why they can experience many health problems. These problems affect the organs in the body. Some of the effects are dilated puplis, blackouts, bad hangovers, and mild mood changes. Above all, drinking can increase the risk of a number of diseases. These diseases can affect the liver, create heart problems, cause cancer in the mouth, dysfunction of the pancreas, and ever stomach cancer. Drinking can have an effect on every part of the body. Althought, drinking may have some positive effects such as; escaping