Daily drinking and binge drinking in today’s teenagers is a persistent public health problem with short and long term consequences e.g. brain function, risk taking, relationship problems, mental health, double life, drink driving and more.
It’s about time that the government acknowledges in understanding ‘dependence on substsance abuse’ is real and dangerous. It has psychologically affected, destroyed families and damaged many individuals. I would like to see the government do something about it, and save the struggles of everyone, especially teenagers, who learn by imitating us and in future generations; to focus on health and love.
iea.org.uk has been quoted in 2016 “Revenues from alcohol taxation in England amount to £10.4 billion, leaving an annual net benefit to the government of £6.5 billion. The estimated cost of alcohol-related violent crime is nearly £1 billion per annum.
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Other external environmental factors that can increase a person’s risk to addiction beyond friends, include parental/family influence, cultural norms, media representation, learned physical association and poor social skills.
Some are dependent on substance such as, alcohol, nicotine, illicit drugs, or even prescription medications.
Others may have behavioral addictions which are serious too, they include; gaming addiction, sex addiction, self-harming, internet addiction, shopping addiction, video game addiction, food addiction, exercise addiction, work addiction, love addiction, tattoo addiction & porn addiction.
An addiction can be a distressing condition and needs to be understood and taken seriously. Anyone at any time can suffer these illnesses and may know someone who may be suffering.
If you need to speak to someone you can call on Samaritans freephone on 116 123.
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