The only one type alcohol that anyone can drink which is in wine, beer, spirits are actually ethanol or known as ethyl alcohol that has the capability to disrupt judgement and lead to DUI, bizarre sexual involvement, violence or any other prevalent dangerous activities.
The third most commonly used addictive substance that can cause harm to health if taken in excess is alcohol and men are more likely to drink more and get involved in dangerous behaviors.
There is a common misconception that adventure, happiness, fun, relaxation and enjoyment is found in alcohol but the sad fact is it can lead to long-term health problems such as heart attack, cancer, anxiety, depression, dementia, liver diseases, loss of consciousness, coma or even death and many more.
In the United States alone, it is the most abused substance and affected more than 27 million individuals. There are statistics of nearly 5,000 youth under the age of 21 dies from an alcohol-related incident such as accident, homicides, suicides, poisoning, injury etc. Alcohol is a depressant substance which has the capacity to slow down brain activity.
The average life expectancy of a smoker is 10 years less and nearly 9 out of 10 smokers start before the age of 18 and get addicted by the age of 26. The following are some of the facts taken from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Smoking & Tobacco use.
Smoking has the inert capability to cause disease and disability and is able to injure the organs in the body. Not only that, more than 16 million Americans are affected by diseases caused by smoking and every 30 people live with a serious smoking-related illness for every person who dies due to smoking.
Smoking is a known cause and also increases risk for cancer, tuberculosis, heart disease, eye disease, stroke, weak immune system, lung disease, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), and erectile dysfunction in males. There are more than 7,000 chemicals in cigarette smoke and out of it 70 substances are known to cause cancer.
One of the leading causes of preventable death is smoking and the use of tobacco. There are 7 million deaths around the world that were caused by tobacco use and in case the pattern of smoking increases, then there will be more than 8 million people who will die due to tobacco use by the year 2030.
Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 480,000 in the United States alone in a year and there are secondhand smoke exposure people who succumb and it numbers at 41,000 deaths a year which is equivalent to 20% death yearly or 1,300 deaths in a day.
If cigarette smoking among the U.S. youth prevails at the current rate, then the smoking related diseases will prematurely kill 5.6 million of youth under the age of 18. It is 1 out of 13 Americans under the age 17 years or younger who are alive today. Please check other statistics here https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fast_facts/index.htm.
Drug addiction is a problem that everyone knows and requires attention. The average child of teenagers experimenting with drugs is at the age of 13 and it is just not statistics but lives lost and ruined. The most commonly addicted prescription drugs are pain killers, stimulants and tranquilizers while the most commonly addicted illegal drugs are cocaine, marijuana, heroine and hallucinogens.
There are roughly 20 million Americans who had problems with drug addiction and it became a major public health problem. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the brain stem, limbic system and cerebral cortex are affected by drug addiction. The major side effects of drug addiction are liver damage or failure, seizure, stroke, brain confusion and damage, loss of weight and appetite, depression, anxiety, and paranoia.
There are names called for those who have drug addiction such as addict, burnout, dopehead, doper, druggie, fiend, hophead, junkie, stoner, user, zombie, etc. There are mainly seven important classification of drug types with their own essence, addiction and problems and they include stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, dissociates, opioids, inhalants, and cannabis.
Drug phone is a network of organized crime groups selling class A drugs into new areas and they use a phone number to contact their clients. Drug dealers launder their money through the global financial market and its accounts to a 5% of the world's GNP which is about $1.5 trillion using various methods such as internet payment platforms (Cash App and Venmo), cryptocurrencies, payment cards and real estate.
Surprising Addiction Facts
Alcohol, tobacco and drugs addiction or grouped as substance affect countless millions of the United States people's life every year and yet there are many of us still are not well-informed on the aspects of addiction such as biological, behavioral, and social. The following are a few important facts to better educate the nature of substance dependence and addiction.
Frequent use of addictive substances can change the structure of the human brain where the area that manages willpower, impulse control and the reward system of the brain will get damaged after a time leaving those addicted to be dull or listless and it becomes difficult for those who were addicted to quit.
Scientists believe that genes only play a 50% role in addiction while the lifestyle and environment plays a major role especially for those who have issues with stress, physical health, social and intellectual.
The extreme high cost of substance addiction that comes from increasing health care costs, damages from substance abuse crime, cost of law enforcement and prison and loss of productivity is a staggering $740 billion cost to the U.S. economy annually. All this is due to the abuse of addictive substances such as alcohol, tobacco, prescription and illegal drugs.
Both men and women are almost equally addicted to substances and have an addiction disorder and the current culture influences differently depending on the social and environmental conditions. As a matter of fact there is some data that projects women to surpass more in substance usage.
We are going to give you two remedies which have been used during the ancient time in getting rid of the harmful habit of alcohol;, tobacco and drugs. It has to be done together.
Take 21 seeds of pure black pepper and pluck 7 to 8 sticks of holy basil along with the leaves and keep it overnight to be drunk the next day. The remedies are also considered good for health.
Take green sorrel, a leafy spinach like vegetable from the goosefoot family and put in a mixer of juicer. Filtering and removing the juice and drinking one tablespoon of this juice three times in a day for three months will protect from getting addicted and has the ability to eradicate the harmful habit of alcoholism, smoking and drug abuse.