An alcohol is any organic compound in which the hydroxyl functional group (–OH) is bound to a saturated carbon atom. The term alcohol originally referred to the primary alcohol ethanol (ethyl alcohol), which is used as a drug and is the main alcohol present in alcoholic beverages. Son in we are going to discuss about the Harmful Effects Of Alcohol On Society/Community/Families.
Harmful Effects Of Alcohol On Soci
Achohal is not good for health. It has many harmful effect on individual human organs. But it not effect the individual only. There are some Harmful Effects Of Alcohol On Society/Community/Families. Lets go through with these effects.
Effects on Society
The damaging effects of alcohol abuse are not limited to the person who drinks nor to those closest to them. Alcohol abuse is linked to many social ills including sexual assaults against acquaintances and drunk driving accidents that result in strangers losing their lives. Alcohol has inflicted a huge financial toll on our nation, with the cost of excessive alcohol use reaching $249 billion in 2010, or about $2.05 per drink. Of all these costs, the highest by far was attributed to a loss in workplace productivity (72 percent of the total cost). Other costs included healthcare expenses for treating problems caused by excessive drinking (11 percent), law enforcement and other criminal justice expenses (10 percent) and motor vehicle crashes related to excessive alcohol use (5 percent). In 2014, there were 9,967 alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities, which accounted for 31 percent of all driving fatalities.
Effects on Community
The Community Partners in Action Committee (CPAC) is a collective of social serving agencies and organizations that work together to identify and address social issues, needs, and service gaps for children, youth and adults in Strathcona County.
There is no easy solution or fix. Drugs and alcohol are an addiction for many and many of those will do whatever it takes to get their fix, such as lie, cheat and steal even from their own families. Many Porter County organizations (Porter County Substance Abuse Council, Empower Porter County, Porter County Community Foundation to name a few) are focusing their resources to reduce the devastation drugs and alcohol have on our community.
Effects on Families
When someone in the family is misusing alcohol or other drugs. In some cases the drinker is not dependent or alcoholic. He or she is just drinking in a way that upsets the others.
It is well known that a parent with an alcohol or drug problem can have a marked effect on the other family members. The person with the problem is like someone stuck in a bog. The others, in their efforts to help, often get pulled down into the bog too. The first step in putting things right is when the others start to get their own feet on solid ground. Only after they have done this, will they be able to help to tackle the addiction problem.
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