Quitting drinking lifted me out of Crapsville. When I drank, I would often ponder why other people’s lives seemed to be so much more productive and together than my own messy, unsatisfying and occasionally frightening existence. I am writing about this today because I noted earlier just how content I am these days, and how […]
My heart bleeds to see headlines like This is what drinking 24 cans,7 pints and a bottle of whatever every day does to 35 years old or whoever.
Has anyone ever stop to think or asked the question,”Did Alcohol ever says to anyone drink me or else?”, I guess the answer is no.
We all know the Medical effect of Alcoholic Consumption but seems to ignored such fact after which we then proceed to blame the Drinks and the Government for not doing much to help reduce these risk.
Firstly I believed that everyone should take responsibility for their own action, no body forces anyone to drink alcohol or take drugs, but most people sees these things as the only solution to whatsoever problems that they may have in life.
As for the young lady who is trapped in her bed with Cirrhosis to her liver,rotten teeth,cannot speak or feed herself,I am very sorry for her, but this was her doings, a choice that she made of her own free will. How many of us who read these stories ever acknowledge the very serious effect of Alcoholism,a few if any, but my message is Stop blaming Alcohol and the Government and point to yourself for what may befalls you of which ever alcohol or drugs abuse that you have chosen.
Researchers claim the number of women aged 34 and under who are dying from alcohol related conditions such as liver disease has more than doubled since the 1980s.
They warn that in the past decade, while there has been a downward trend in alcohol related deaths among young men, they are increasing among young women.
Researchers assessed drink related deaths in three cities – Glasgow, Manchester and Liverpool – and blame cheap alcohol and a shift in the way drink is marketed towards women for the increase in deaths.
Dr Deborah Shipton, from the Glasgow Centre for Population Health, said the trends appeared in these cities appeared to reflect what was happening nationally.
She said: “Among young men aged 29 to 34, the trends seem to reflect what we see nationally.
“We see the number of deaths among young men go up in the 1990s and early 2000s but then that starts to fall again in the late 2000s.
“Among women of the same age, however, it goes up and they are not decreasing like have seen in other parts of the population.
“What this indicates is that young women are drinking a lot more. If this continues it is going to have huge implications as they get older.
“As people get older, there tends to be more people dying from these diseases, so the fact we are seeing so many deaths at a younger age is very concerning.”
There are around 8,700 deaths each year due to alcohol in the UK. Most are caused by liver disease due to damage from alcohol but also include alcohol poisoning.
This week the ministers shelved plans to introduce a minimum price for a unit of alcohol along with a pledge to outlaw multi-buy offers on drinks in supermarkets.
A group of government advisers have now resigned in protest at the decision.
The new findings, which are published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, show that since the 1980s the number of alcohol related deaths in Glasgow trebled overall from 24 in every 100,000 to 64 in every 100,000.
In Manchester and Liverpool the death overall death rates trebled and quadrupled respectively over the three decades.
However, between 2007 and 2011, there has been a small decrease in the number of deaths. Among young men aged between 29 and 34, mortality rates fell from around 38 in every 100,000 to 30 in every 100,000.
Among women aged between 29 and 34, mortality rates have increased from 14 in every 100,000 to 20 in every 100,000.
Dr Shipton added: “I think this has been driven by the increase in availability of alcohol.
“It has become a lot cheaper and as this has happened, it has become more acceptable for women to drink to excessive levels culturally.
“Drinks are marketed much more at women now and drinking venues have also been marketed more at women.”
- Rise in women dying in Britain due to alcohol (irishtimes.com)
- Women in 30s dying from alcohol (belfasttelegraph.co.uk)
- Breast cancer link to alcohol-related deaths (radionz.co.nz)
- Alcohol strongly linked to cancer – study (stuff.co.nz)
- Breast cancer main cause of alcohol-related deaths for women (jafrianews.com)
- Liver disease on the rise among women ‘in denial’ about their drinking (standard.co.uk)
- Adolescent Girls Reach Parity With Boys In Drinking Alcohol (medicaldaily.com)
- We need to reclaim sport from the drinks industry (irishtimes.com)
- Alcohol guidelines watered down (smh.com.au)
- Dangers of “Drunkorexia” (fox43.com)
A growing number of Brits are citing alcohol as a contributing factor in their divorces — and it’s the wives who have the drinking problem in the majority of the cases, according to one divorce attorney.
Family law attorney Amanda McAlister told the Daily Mail Wednesday that she sees 40 to 50 divorce cases every year where drinking played a part in the marital breakdown. By her calculations, the number of men citing alcohol as a cause in these cases has risen by 70 percent in the last five years.
“Husbands will often initially cite a different reason for divorce, such as that their wife doesn’t work or help around the house,” McAlister told the newspaper. “It only later comes to light that the reason she’s not doing so is because she’s often drunk or nursing a hangover.”
It’s not the first time the link between drinking and divorce has been in the news as of late. In February 2013, researchers from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health found that heavy drinking and incompatible drinking — where one spouse consumes far more alcohol than the other — increase the chance of divorce. The risk of divorce was especially high when the wife was the one imbibing.
Click through the slideshow below to see how our readers said drinking affected their marriages, then head to the comments to share your experiences.
- Rising number of divorces blamed on women’s drinking (telegraph.co.uk)
- More men ending their marriages over women’s excessive drinking as growing number of wives turn to alcohol to cope with stress (thisismoney.co.uk)
- Both heavy and incompatible drinking can increase the chances of divorce (allowinglove.wordpress.com)
- Top Reason for Divorce (divinefemininecommunications.wordpress.com)
- Couples who drink together, stay together (newsfixnow.com)
- The Stir: 6 Biggest Mistakes Moms Make in a Divorce (huffingtonpost.com)
- Peet Peeve #1: The Sanctimonous “Divorce is Not an Option” Statement (oncetheinkdries.wordpress.com)
- Divorce (Boom!!!!) (mychristiancoffeeshop.wordpress.com)
- Divorce (Boom!!!!) (ghettoscorner.wordpress.com)
- Thousands face struggle to afford legal bills (mirror.co.uk)
The Governments got no Idea what’s soever on curving Bings Drinking in todays society.
Adding a few quids on BOOZE is not and will not be the answer when anyone can still find Booze twice as cheaper than the Supermarkets or the Offlicences in every corner of Britten today.
Further more why should a few quid stop me from drinking excessively when it is my life and not the Government or their so called advisors who are afraid of telling us that most of our illness are caused by the Chemicals that been added to our food everyday.
- Ultra-cheap booze ban (thesun.co.uk)
- ‘Budget’ booze (bbc.co.uk)
- Health campaigners condemn new alcohol price plan (telegraph.co.uk)
- Cruise Line Scams: Booze and Beverage Packages (gadling.com)
- ‘Minimum alcohol pricing’ is a Sin Tax designed to punish poor people for the crime of getting hammered (blogs.telegraph.co.uk)
- Booze ban: Government to announce minimum pricing for sales of alcohol (menmedia.co.uk)
- 5 Quid for Life? In Search of a Campaign Name (philgroom.wordpress.com)
- Ban on cheap drink ‘not enough’ (mirror.co.uk)
- Study: One Third of Young Britons ‘Drink to Get Drunk’ [Booze] (gawker.com)
- MSNBC: Will drinking booze warm you up? (seattlepi.com)