Top 10 Most Concerning Alcohol Abuse Facts
Effects of alcohol abuse in the long term can be detrimental to every organ in the human body. Here are the top 10 most concerning alcohol abuse facts:
1. The first time most people abuse alcohol tends to be in their mid teens. This can cause an early onset of drinking, which can continue into their adult years. What is more concerning is the fact that teens have positive expectations about consuming alcohol and think that alcohol can cause no harm to them, according to European School Survey.
2. Underage drinking and alcohol abuse leads to almost 2000 deaths of people under 21 in accidents. Alcohol is also involved in many incidences of violent deaths involving teens.
3. Alcohol abuse most likely causes of infertility in women. In a study, researchers found that even moderate consumption of alcohol can increase a woman’s risk of developing certain types of infertility. Also, women with prior incidence of infertility are at a greater risk of abusing alcohol and developing psychological disorders.
4. One of the most concerning alcohol abuse facts is that exposure to alcohol before birth can affect heart and kidney function of the babies in their adults years.
5. Although alcohol intoxication can increase sexual desire, it inhibits sexual performance. Decrease in sexual performance and erectile dysfunction in young men are two alcohol abuse facts.
6. Long term alcohol abuse can lead to alcohol dependency and alcoholism and the need for treatment in alcohol rehab facilities.
7. According to National Violent Death Reporting System, researchers found that nearly ¼ of the 70% of suicide victim bodies contained blood alcohol concentrations above the legal limit, witnessing that they were simply drunk at the time of death.
8. Abusive intimate relationships and violent behavioral patterns are alcohol abuse facts.
9. There is a consistent direct relation between the level of alcohol consumption among 11-15 year olds and the amount of money spent (obscenely high amount) on alcohol advertising. This goes to show that the teens are in high risk of alcohol abusing.
10. Very low percentage of teens who need treatment for alcohol abuse actually get the treatment.