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Facing the Facts: Confronting the Alcoholism Problem

Alcoholism has been a concern of many countries and the downfall of most households. While its consequences know no bounds, you can put a stop to this issue that’s crippling the global community.

At Drug and Alcohol Rehab Asia (DARA), we have been witnesses to many people undergoing perspective and behavioral transformations. We believe that while alcohol addiction is not a light matter to deal with, the right information and counteractive measures give everybody a chance to turn the circumstances around.

Worldwide Spread

Social drinking is very much present in almost every country. In Australia, alcohol is becoming more readily available. This means more people consume more alcohol over the years. In fact, the 2007 National Drug Strategy Household Survey suggests that 90% of Australians had consumed alcohol at least once in their lifetime.
The alcohol-drinking demographic is also changing. Different figures paint a clear picture of the extent of alcohol drinking in the country. Though people use it for a variety of reasons and context, the possibility of excessive consumption is there, along with the consequences it brings.

Bearing the Brunt

The problem with alcoholism is that it does not only affect the consumer, but also the entire community. While it destroys the physiological welfare of the alcoholic, it also severs their relationship with those around them. Social consequences such as aggression and domestic violence push the malady at the forefront of crime-related instances.

Alcoholism also puts heavy pressure on the global community, in terms of damages and costs. In Australia, $15.3 billion were spent on recuperating from the effects of excessive consumption. This does not take into account the lost income brought by alcohol-related absenteeism, which amounts to $1.2 billion per year.

Change is at hand, though. If you know someone suffering from alcoholism, make the right choice and encourage them to undergo rehabilitation. Our center can help transform your loved one’s life simply by hearing their side and guiding them to the right direction.

Contact us to learn more how we can be of help.

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