Going to give blood is essential travel during lockdown, a very important one. I went a week ago to the @givebloodnhs centre in London Borough of Hillingdon to give a pint of blood. My 9th donation to date.
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.
All in this together💖
“Know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul, be just another human soul.”
Business leaders need to have the courage, the strength, the resilience to bounce back from Covid-19.
Gobal leaders need to be motivated by the job itself to do a good job; their first priority in business is to act on humanity and the second priority is to make money.
Larry Bird quoted – “Don’t let winning make you soft. Don’t let losing make you quiet. Don’t let your teammates down in any situation.”
Our world is changing and Covid-19 and other chronic diseases will impact our lives forever. Covid-19 is like another disease and are rising in numbers. It is caused by what we do to the environment; driven by today’s lifestyle. We need to rise together to protect life on earth from destruction, global pandemics, deforestation, bad governance, corruption, nuclear war, political and economic systems.
I am optimistic that social and behavioural changes will come from this.
“There is more to life than increasing it’s speed.” – Mahatma Gandhi
This is an article on connectivity. It contains the advice or opinions of one or more contributors. This post is not a medical science article nor is it a health policy. It is a resource to understand the changing health challenges we face on a global level.
I have definitely struggled with travelling this year. But I’ve come up with a plan as to how I plan to tackle this issue and get back to travelling more! & I hope it helps…..it can be very difficult to handle when you’ve experienced trauma, stress, confusion & memory.
Here is a simple diagram of areas we need to only lockdown; London and the World’s Cities and save us some money.
And if you’re short on time click here to watch this video explaining the mechanic metaphor of circuit breakers.
This article is filled with hard-work, excitement, creative thinking, mindset, initiative, resilience & teamwork.