January 15, 2007
6 Facts about Alcohol and How it Affects Others
Just how many people out there are involved in the life of a Alcoholic?
Many people don’t release this but affects everyone around them, from familes, co- workers, friends, etc. Just think for a minute the problem is not just for the Alcoholic, and something he has to deal with, but it’s also everyone who comes to contact with him on a daily basis.
1- Around 17 million days of absenteeism from work are Alcohol related.
2- Half of all violent crimes are Alcohol related.
3- Between 16,000 and 24,000 deaths each year are associated with Alcohol and it’s misuse. These range from cancer suicide, strokes and accidental injuries.
4- There are around 10 million children who live in families which have one or both parents which have alcohol misuse.
5- Approximately one third of all domestic violence at home is Alcohol related.
6- 150 million people drink above the recommended daily guidelines, this is figure has been going up and up over the last few years. This is down to a number of things, stress, money, relationships, family, deaths.