1. Alcohol- excessive drinking is a major problem.


Alcohol is addictive and although its affect on health and wellness influences people worldwide, excessive drinking is a major problem in the UK.


Alcohol has significant and serious affects on the body. Although cirrhosis of the liver is a major threat, alcohol can also cause many other problems, including:

  • Cancer, diabetes, heart failure, stroke, high blood pressure, obesity, brain damage, infertility, muscle disease and skin problems damage your heart, brain, causes
  • Drinking during pregnancy can cause “Feotal Alcohol Syndrome” which results in a baby being deformed and always involves brain damage, impaired growth, and head and face abnormalities.
  • Alcohol is also responsible for many unwanted pregnancy’s due to unprotected sex while drunk
  • A major cause of anxiety and depression
  • Alcohol is also the cause of unacceptable social behaviour often resulting in fights, violence, crime, drunk driving and accidents
  • Alcohol is also responsible for excessive hospital admissions and related deaths


A survey published by the BBC stated, “An estimated 728,500 people aged from 16-64 in the South West region drink to “hazardous” levels and about 119,000 are dependent drinkers.” This has resulted in a 50% increase in alcohol related hospital admissions.


Your Assessment – Drinking alcohol socially in moderation and responsibly is not a problem, however if you are dependent on alcohol and amongst the ”hazardous” drinkers you should make every effort to take action to limit your drinking or seek professional help. Excess alcohol affects your health and wellbeing dangerously.  


Take care and be positive and grateful for everything in your life.

With love and caring. 

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