Depression, loneliness, bitter relationships and other chronic illnesses, gradually drift people to begin drinking. Many rely on alcohol when things are not going right, hoping they may forget over it for a while, but realizing that the drink isn’t helping, instead of giving up, they begin to drink heavily, progressing from beer or wine to strong liquor.
The sad part of being alcoholic is being not aware of your changing moods, but quickly others see the change in your personality. Under heavy influence of alcohol, you may even stink when your nose can’t smell the odor. Drinking is a social problem which killing both teenagers and adults.
Every country is facing alcohol problem, but teenage drinking has increased rapidly in the UK. According to an UK health magazine, teenagers between 14 and 15 admitted of taking alcohol and alcohol abuse could be costing the National Health Service over £6 billion in medical bills.
Apart from alcohol related sicknesses, such as throat, liver stomach and breast cancer, alcohol kills prematurely, taking many to their early grave. In 2011, there were 8748 alcohol related deaths in the UK, and between 2011 and 12, I.2 million people were admitted at the hospital over alcohol related problems.
For every long time the British government is fighting against alcoholism, inflating prices of alcohol to discourage buyers but without success. One of the laws on alcohol states, “If you are sixteen or seventeen, you cant buy a drink, but you can drink alcohol when accompanied by by adult.” I can’t believe a country fighting hard against alcohol can come out with ineffective law.
If a sixteen or seventeen year old can’t buy a drink, the adult who accompanying the teenager will buy for him or her. Probably that’s the reason the country hasn’t been successful in taming its citizens against alcohol. When alcohol becomes your best friend, definitely it will destroy. Perfect example of disastrous effect of alcohol on human is Paul Gascoigne’s story, a former England footballer, futilely continuously fighting against alcohol.
Overcoming addiction to alcohol is easier said than done. Depending on how long you’ve destroyed yourself one can be taken from the grip of alcohol. There are many resources, organizations, support and medication available, but it’s better to seek help earlier before alcohol begins taking its toll on you.
Many with diverse problems can always trust and have faith in reading the Bible. It is one of the best books to read. Matthew Chapter 11: 27 -29 reads “All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.”
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.…”