Everyone knows that alcohol is harmful to health. But they still continue to use it in large quantities. Every country has its own national alcoholic beverage, and there is even a culture of its use. Alcohol has existed and will exist for more than one generation. Despite its well-known harmful effects on the body, this world will not stop drinking. It is firmly ingrained in our culture.
But you’re not all and you can resist this “drinking culture”. And knowing how harmful alcohol really is can help you with that. So here you will find facts you may never have known.
FACT 1. ALCOHOL LEADS TO DEATH AND DISABILITY
Alcohol abuse is fatal in the early stages of life. In the 20-39 age group, approximately 13. 5% of deaths were alcohol-related.
FACT 2. CHANGE OF MENTAL STATE
Prolonged alcohol consumption has been shown to alter a person's psychological state. There is aggression, depression, depression, unreasonable entry into conflicts.
FACT 3. INFECTIOUS DISEASES
A causal link has recently been established between harmful alcohol use and the incidence of infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and HIV / AIDS.
FACT 4. A GLASS OF DRY WINE SLOWS BRAIN PROCESS
A glass of auditory wine suppresses the brain for 12-15 days. With frequent use of alcohol, the time of harmful effects on the brain increases significantly.
FACT 5, 80% SUICIDE HAPPENS UNDER ALCOHOL
Almost 80% of suicides occur in people under the influence of alcohol, according to the conclusion of a forensic medical examination. More than 75% of all rapes, murders, robberies and robberies also lie on the conscience of criminals who have committed illegal acts.
FACT 6. REDUCED LIFE EXTENSION
Constant alcohol consumption leads to premature aging. The life expectancy of people prone to drunkenness is 15-20 years shorter than the statistical average.
FACT 7. ALCOHOL PROHIBITS SEXUAL ATTRACTION
It is generally accepted that alcohol acts as an aphrodisiac and increasingly leads people into sexual intercourse, but this is not the case. Scientists have proven that you cannot drink alcohol before sex. In fact, alcohol slows down a man and prevents him from achieving an erection. And what happens is that the more alcohol in the blood, the faster the brain's ability to respond to sexual stimulation decreases.
FACT 8. ALCOHOL HAS A NEGATIVE EFFECT ON A WOMAN'S ABILITY TO CARE FOR A CHILD
A team of Danish scientists studied 6, 120 women aged 21 to 45. All participants were in a regular relationship with their partner and were actively trying to get pregnant. None of the participants received fertility treatment.
Each of the participants drank alcohol: beer, red or white wine, dessert wine or other alcoholic beverages. The study also took into account the number of sexual acts and the presence of bad habits in each partner (alcohol use, smoking and more). A total of 4, 210 participants (69%) could become pregnant during the study.
As a result of the study, the scientists showed that women who consumed alcohol (14 or more drinks a week), only 37 managed to get pregnant. Those participants who abstained from alcohol - 1381 women could get pregnant. Scientists have calculated that drinking this amount of alcohol reduces the chances of getting pregnant by 18%.
FACT 9. ETHYL ALCOHOL CONTENT IN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
What is ethyl alcohol? And why is it harmful to our body? "Ethyl alcohol is a highly flammable, colorless liquid with a characteristic odor; it is a powerful drug that causes arousal and then paralysis. nervous system ". This definition is given by the official GOST 183000 - 72, p. 5. 1. for ethyl alcohol in 1972. Unfortunately, after that, the definition changed its true essence, under the pressure of the alcohol-drug mafia, which can be followedGOST.
FACT 10. MOVEMENT COORDINATION FAILURE
In alcoholics, coordination of movements is impaired with a large amount of alcohol consumption. The number of errors in solving any tasks increases in order to perform normal work operations.
FACT 11. ALCOHOL IS INDEPENDENT
Alcohol is a drug, like any drug, it is addictive. Alcoholism is a serious chronic disease, which is usually difficult to cure. For an alcoholic, a state of intoxication is the best psychological state. This thirst in such a state prevents a person from stopping drinking.
FACT 12. BOILING WHITE
Delirium tremens is an alcoholic psychosis. It most often occurs in a state of hangover. It is followed by insomnia, trembling of the hands, unfounded fears, auditory and visual deceptions (movement of shadows, noise, calls). A person is addicted to alcohol, reacts violently to his hallucinations, runs away or defends himself from the search.
FACT 13. MURDER BEGINS WITH ALCOHOL DRINKING
According to official data, 82% of murders in the Russian Federation were committed under the influence of alcohol. This was proved by RosPravosudie. They took 348 thousand texts of court decisions in criminal cases. That is approximately half of the decisions made in the same period. In all texts, the following is indicated: "they drank alcoholic beverages", "were in an alcoholic state" and so on.
FACT 14. WOMEN sleep faster than men
It has been proven that women drink 4 times faster for biological reasons than men. Children in such families degrade 5 times faster.
FACT 15: ALCOHOLISM IS TRANSMITTED TO A CHILD FROM A PARENT
In a family where parents suffer from alcohol dependence, 89% of children and adolescents are also addicted to alcohol. The reasons are:
- Lack of family ideology.
- Example of an alcoholic parent.
- Single parent family.
- Lack of parental attention.
Very small percentage of children's alcoholism, where both parents in the family do not drink alcohol at all.
FACT 16. ALCOHOL CONSUMES POPULATION
This "parasite" can exterminate a huge population. Thus, the American Indians were raised not by firearms, but by "water fire". And now let's compare the statistics of Russia at the moment: men use alcohol - 99, 5%, women - 96, 4%. The numbers are staggering.
FACT 17. Teenagers are more prone to alcohol addiction
In adolescence, the human body develops and forms, so during this period their body is more sensitive and therefore addiction occurs in an accelerated manner in 2-3 years (the earlier a child has tried alcohol, the faster).
FACT 18. ALCOHOL AFFECTS YOUR CHARACTER
Alcohol use makes a child more irritable, increases aggression, withdrawal, reduces social sensitivity, degradation, as well as mental activity of the brain, and thus school success. Most often, such adolescents grow up to be sociopaths who do not understand the moral side of the problem.
FACT 19. THE THIRD POPULAR CAUSE OF DEATH IS ALCOHOL POISONING
Every day in Russia, half a million people die from alcohol poisoning. Poisoning occurs due to the poison that alcohol contains. It shortens the lifespan by 20 years, not to mention its quality and performance.
FACT 20. ALCOHOL AFFECTS A WOMAN'S APPEARANCE
The obvious fact is that alcohol greatly affects a woman’s appearance. When used, the skin ages faster, the body is destroyed, and the teeth decay. The woman becomes ugly, messy and aggressive.
FACT 21. ACCEPTANCE OF AN ALCOHOLIC POWERFUL INFLUENCE ON THE FETUS OF THE CHILD
Every woman knows about this, but on the streets we still meet girls or women who, being in that position, don’t deprive themselves of a glass of wine. But even this glass can harm a child.
However, if the expectant mother regularly consumes alcohol during pregnancy, the baby will develop fetal alcohol syndrome (fetal alcohol syndrome). These children often have malformations of the external organs, arms and legs. small, the head is disproportionate to the body. These children grow and develop slowly compared to other children.
FACT 22. NEGATIVE EFFECTS
Alcohol has a negative effect on the small intestine. It changes the structure of cells, and all useful substances cease to be normally absorbed by the body. It also has a negative effect on the stomach. The mucosa is damaged and epithelial cells die, the secretion of gastric juice is disturbed. In this regard, alcohol can cause diseases such as: gastritis, pancreatitis, various types of ulcers, diabetes.
FACT 23. EFFECT OF ALCOHOL ON THE LIVER
The liver is a very important “mechanism” for our body, it serves us as a kind of filter that protects our body. Prolonged use of alcohol causes an inflammatory process, called "Alcoholic depatitis", followed by the well-known "liver cirrhosis".
FACT 24. ALCOHOL AND THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
The usual negative effect of alcohol on the heart, its increase. Active consumption leads to heart attack, stroke and generally destroys the cardiovascular system. For those who have heart disease, alcohol is contraindicated even in small doses.
FACT 25. LOSS OF FAMILY AND SOCIAL STATUS
In addition to harming health, it completely destroys a person's entire life. When a person drinks alcohol for many years, it leads to the destruction of the family, loss of job, loss of friends, self-flagellation and other consequences.
FACT 26. EFFECTS ON THE KIDNEY
Kidneys are also at high risk when drinking alcohol. With frequent use, they collect many toxic substances that alcohol contains, and then the tissues of the organs are modified and various diseases such as the progression of necrosis, kidney stones, kidney failure and other diseases.
FACT 27. BRAIN BROKEN
Alcohol is very dangerous for our brain. Ethanol penetrates all systems of our brain. It begins to cause thrombosis, after which blood vessels rupture and neurons die in the brain.
FACT 28. EFFECT OF ALCOHOL ON Sperm
Not only do doctors recommend giving up alcohol a week before the tests. Etinol negatively affects the condition of sperm and in order to improve the condition it is necessary to abstain from alcohol for at least 3 months.
FACT 29. DRINKING WOMEN CAN DOWN AT HOME
No wonder a like attracts a like. Due to the fact that alcohol causes aggression and changes in human behavior, beatings often occur in such families.
FACT 30. FATHER'S ALCOHOLIS HAS A NEGATIVE EFFECT ON THE BIRTH OF A DAUGHTER
Why is paternal alcoholism more dangerous for a daughter than when a son is born? Eyewitness alcoholism inflicts great trauma on the girl, because the image of the father is projected onto the image of the man as a whole.
Everyone's choice to drink or not. But before you decide to take a bottle of beer, first of all think not of yourself, but of those around you. Finally, harm them at all.