Alcoholism can lead people into serious troubles, and be physiologically and psychologically destructive. Currently alcohol use is involved in half of all crimes, murders, accidental deaths, child abuses and neglect and suicides. There are also many health problems associated with alcoholism such as brain damage, cancer, heart diseases, diseases of the liver, etc.
The harmful use of alcohol is a worldwide problem resulting in millions of deaths, including hundreds of thousands of young lives lost. It is not only a causal factor in many diseases, but also a precursor to injury and violence.
As for the World Health Organization estimates the use of alcohol results in approximately 2.5 million deaths each year, taking into account the estimated beneficial impact of low levels of alcohol use on some diseases in some population groups. Harmful drinking can also be very costly to communities and societies.
320,000 young people between the age of 15 and 29 die from alcohol-related causes, resulting in 9% of all deaths in that age group.
Alcohol consumption and problems related to alcohol vary widely around the world, but the burden of disease and death remains significant in most countries.
Alcohol consumption is the world’s third largest risk factor for disease and disability; in middle-income countries, it is the greatest risk. Alcohol is a causal factor in 60 types of diseases and injuries and a component cause in 200 others. Almost 4% of all deaths worldwide are attributed to alcohol, greater than deaths caused by HIV/AIDS, violence or tuberculosis.
It is the leading risk factor for death in males ages 15–59, mainly due to injuries, violence and cardiovascular diseases. Globally, 6.2% of all male deaths are attributable to alcohol, compared to 1.1% of female deaths.
To us, a person who supports alcohol and buys alcohol is a person who supports crime, child abuse, women abuse, accidents and violence.