Alcoholic beverages today is the most sought in the world and also, the most consumed product today in the world. An estimated survey conducted in 2009, shows that more than 1.1 billion people in the world today consume alcoholic beverages on daily basis and this is continuously on the increase. The many reasons on why people consume alcohol today isn’t a very complex one because, alcohol as we know it, has been consumed in centuries far back before this one. One of the many effects of alcohol, which makes people sought for it, is because of the good feelings it produces and in many cases, the intoxicating effects felt after its consumption.
People, today consume alcohol for many various reasons and it might not be for the effects it produces alone but, it could be for the many other reasons which are prevalent in our American society today, which may be either for friendly meetings, leisure drinking, party occasions and even for ceremonial occasions, In other words, we can clearly say alcohol has become a part of our human day to day life.
Despite, the numerous good and recommendable uses of alcohol, the constant usage of alcohol just like any other intoxicating drugs can cause addiction, most especially when taken in unadvised doses. The blissful use of alcohol in our society today can be said to, has added to a better functioning of the social lifestyle of people. This, as well, has also seen the numerous increase of cases of crimes and immoral activities among people. This evidenced by the numerous cases of alcoholic addiction we see every day in our various locations.
Take a look, at that town drunk sleeping in the street or that man who had a fatal accident and died because he was drunk driving or the case of that girl who got raped at a friend’s party and then you would see how harmful the effects of alcohol could be to a society if not properly controlled. Thus, this is to say that the permitted uses of alcohol, has also been a basis for the increase of addiction, this is mostly true for the numerous people who can’t control their alcoholic urges, due to certain disturbing reasons. Necessarily to say, people can turn to alcoholics due to many reasons, one of such known reason is the problem of depression and worries. The United States psychological research experts’ estimates that today nearly 1.3 million Americans, drink alcohol due to worries and a lesser few do drink from depression. Thus we can clearly say that the many likely cases of alcoholic addictions today spring up from the fact that people who drink to forget their worries, keep drinking consistently if they really feel that drinking causes them to forget their worries. And, for the cases of those suffering from depression, they probably drink to find solace, because they find solace in alcoholic substances.
When people become addicted to alcohol, the first thing they think to do is to get a rehab therapy for getting rid of their addiction, but what they don’t know is that there are many ways in which one could actually treat him or herself without having to go for a rehab therapy, and one of such ways Is through self-help, which is that the person can actually on his or her own get rid of their addiction, if they try hard enough.