Aside from United Kingdom’s drug use problems, the country also faces drinking problems. According to a study, there is a steady rise of alcohol use and the age group 16 to 24, for both men and women, consumes the most.
This source reveals that there has been a decline of alcohol use from 2001 to 2011 for minors aged 11 to 15. However, knowing that there are minors who are using alcohol, along with drugs and tobacco, is staggering.
Injuries and Deaths Related to Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol misuse can lead to fatalities, mainly due to road accidents and industrial accidents. Liver cirrhosis, cardiac and cerebral ailments are directly related to alcoholism.
Study reveals that alcoholic liver disease is the most common cause of death secondary to alcohol consumption. This accounted for 64% of all alcohol-related deaths in the United Kingdom in 2011. The number of deaths from liver fibrosis and cirrhosis were also high accounting for 20% of deaths in 2011. There are also reports about domestic violence, neglect and suicide related to a family member who is an alcoholic.
The National Health Service (NHS) spends about UKP3.5 billion a year, where UKP91 million on treatment and UKP2 billion for treatment of drug abusers, according to a source.
Getting Help for Alcoholism
It is true that acknowledging the problem at the earliest time saves lives. Whenever you suspect that a loved one has alcohol problem, it is best to get help from a professional. Parents should be more vigilant in looking after their kids and proactive for keeping them alcohol and drug-free. Being a good example themselves is often the best way to go.
While there are a lot of alcohol and drug rehab centers in the United Kingdom, more people prefer going overseas for treatment. It is mostly due to the thought of going to a more favorable environment for recovery, privacy, and cost of treatment. The Philippines is one of the most preferred countries for alcoholism treatment.
KAYA Recovery Center for Addiction provides individualized and evidence-based treatment program using Unified Treatment Program (UTM). UTM is our rationalized use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Facilitation of Twelve Steps, and Schema Therapy. Our holistic approach to treatment includes meditation, yoga, nutrition and weekly excursions, which makes KAYA the most preferred alcohol and drug rehab in Asia.