Alcohol a Curse for the Society

Alcohol a Curse for the SocietyAs per the latest estimate of 400,000 "alcoholics" in New Zealand, it was found that about 10% of the total of 4.4 million populations was marked up by Professor Doug Sellman from the National Addiction Centre at the University of Otago.

The disorders cause by alcohols combines the two separate terms "alcohol abuse" and "alcohol dependence". Based on the two, the rate of disorder can be classified as mild, moderate or severe.

"We know there are about 800,000 heavy drinkers in NZ [based on Ministry of Health figures] and it could very well be higher", said Sellman. About two-thirds of those were not likely to recognize they had been suffering from such problem.

Problem such as alcohol in supermarkets, marketing and the relationship connecting sport and alcohol contributed to heavy drinking being considered safe, normal and enchanting.

Caldwell also said that drinkers also looked forward a long time to seek out help. On average of 15 to 16 years and her group was paid attention towards an early involvement.

Drinking continuously may even cause problems in relationships. It also causes a physical or psychological problem that could have been caused or made poorer by the consumption of alcohol.

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