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When a person cannot control the alcohol intake and start giving the excuses like "I drink because of work-stress, I stopped at the bar to say hello to my friends; I only had two," etc., it means the person is going through a mental obsession for alcohol. Alcohol denial is the most common problem that refrains people to accept the reality that they are addicted. That is why it is necessary to recognize alcoholism as a chronic, progressive, and even fatal disease. So, on this alcohol awareness month, let's join hands to help our loved ones to combat this silent killer.
In 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence observed April as an Alcohol Awareness Month to increase awareness about the dangers of alcoholism and related comorbidity. Since then, it has become a national movement to help people to cope with drinking problems. Different public health bodies, rehabs, and NGOs worldwide run several campaigns on various platforms to encourage people to talk to their family members about alcohol consumption and treatments.
Below are some essential facts related to alcohol consumption in India:
As per the study done by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in collaboration with the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI):
According to the National Drug Survey 2019 by the Union Ministry of Health:
Alcohol comes with comorbidity. Excessive alcohol intake can develop some related chronic diseases such as:
Limiting the consumption of alcohol is the only way to get rid out of it. Here are some quick things people can do:
It's better to start now before it's too late. Alcoholic beverages are hazardous to the body and come with comorbidity. In India, medical inflation is rising, and treatment of such diseases has become out of pocket for many. Any medical emergency that arises due to alcohol consumption can derail the finances and lives. Even it is one of the most common health insurance exclusions. One cannot file a claim under health insurance for any disease or injuries due to alcohol consumption. So, why take the risk? With self-determination and control, reduce the intake of alcohol and be the sunshine of your loved ones.
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