Alcohol abuse is a rising concern in today’s world. More than 80,000 Americans die each year due to alcohol related incidents, making alcohol the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States.
This article is aimed towards a large study to estimate the global burden of disease attributable to alcohol. The article tries to identify the relationships between average volume consumption, patterns of drinking, disease, and injury outcomes. The article also gives many numbers to back up its points.
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Taking a Stand against Alcohol On May 3, 1980, a story by Miss Tiffany S stated that an innocent human being was taken from this world. A young girl, age thirteen, was killed by a drunk driver. All she was doing was taking a peaceful walk, when all of the sudden a man who had twice the legal alcohol limit (.16) killed her instantly. (Miss Tiffany S). Every day, more people are dying due to the abuse of alcohol especially in the United States.
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“Alcohol use disorder (AUD) has been estimated to affect approximately 18 % of the general population’s lifetime and 5 % of the population annually” (Mirijello et al., 2015, p. 353). Interventions have been helpful in treating young adults with alcoholism. This paper will touch on alcohol requirements, alcoholism, binge drinking, mental health issues related to alcohol, and preventative measures.
An extensive review of alcohol and substance use and abuse was developed by Brooks-Gunn, Holderness, & Warren in 1994, which compared the incidence of each among AN-R, AN-BP, and BN. The following was found: