Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science
Dr. Bernard Toney
The effect of alcohol on human health is significant and causes harm to the human body organs. This article aims to show public awareness of the danger and risks of drinking alcohol. Alcoholic beverages are hazardous to human health, contributing to 2 million annual deaths under the age of 70. It also causes 7.1% of all fatalities overall, including liver cirrhosis, and unintentional injuries. Additionally, about 4% of adults experience alcohol dependence: a complex behavioral syndrome with its core being the inability to control alcohol consumption despite negative social, occupational, or health consequences. This complex behavior syndrome is caused by a combination of genetic predisposition and brain damage brought on by alcohol use. From the government’s substandard regulations of enforcing policies in addition to the lack of public awareness aid, ongoing alcohol abuse will remain a public concern for years to come.
Didier D. Effects of Alcohol Use on the Human Health. Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science. 2023; 5(1).
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