Eliminating Alcohol Abuse Can Alleviate a Long List of Social Ills, Reports Narconon Spokesperson
Released on: December 29, 2010, 8:35 am
Author: Leland Michaels
In 2005, the World Health Organization published a
comprehensive summary of the world’s social burdens that result from
alcohol abuse. The list was long and the conditions suffered in greater
proportion by alcohol consumers were serious and often
Overall, the WHO reported that 4 percent of disease and 3.2 percent of all deaths
around the world were attributed to alcohol. In developed countries, alcohol was the
third most common risk to health.
There is every reason to eliminate alcohol dependence or abuse and no reason to
allow it to go on. Narconon is an international organization dedicated to the
elimination of addiction to both alcohol and drugs. Narconon offers drug
rehabilitation and drug education at its more than 100 centers around the world.
The list of the conditions stated by the WHO as being caused by or worsened by
alcohol abuse, dependence or addiction:
Cancers of the mouth (lip, tongue), pharynx, larynx, esophagus, stomach, colon,
ovaries and liver.
Cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure.
Hypertension (especially related to heavy drinking).
Haemorrhagic stroke even at low levels of drinking.
Prenatal exposure results in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders including physical
deformities and mental retardation.
Spontaneous abortion, low birth weight and prematurity.
Injury due to falls, fires or traffic accidents.
Injury from alcohol-related violence or sexual assault.
Risky sexual behavior resulting in sexually transmitted disease or unwanted pregnancy.
Additionally, some studies show a causal relationship to female breast cancer.
Around the world, people in nearly every country are experiencing harm from the
abuse of alcohol. Simply eliminating the compulsion to drink would save more than a
million lives every year and even more serious health conditions that don’t result
But what is needed to alleviate these ills is an effective alcohol rehabilitation
program, one that results in long-term sobriety after completion. Unfortunately, the
stated success rate for many drug or alcohol rehabs is only 10 to 20 percent.
The Narconon program administered in recovery centers around the world enables seven out of ten graduates
to stay clean and sober after they go home. With that much success, many of these
injuries, illnesses and causes of death don’t have to be the fate of those who were
formerly addicted to beer, wine, whiskey, vodka and other types of hard liquor.
For more information about Narconon, visit one of our many informational videos
About Narconon: If you or a loved one are seeking help with alcohol or drug
addiction, help is out there. It is possible to live a drug free life once again. At Narconon, we donít believe that addiction is an incurable disease. To find the one of the closest Narconon centers to you, please visit our
Contact Details: Narconon International
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