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Stop Drinking Guide...Alcohol and Mixed Messages

Jun 19, 2008
When you hear people talk about the subject of alcohol it is normally regarding it's negative aspects and it appears that alcohol is one of the leading causes of death in today's society. It is an unhealthy habit whether consumed in small or large quantities, but although governments do try and protect us to a certain degree, they just don't seem capable of taking drastic measures. Maybe they have to take into consideration the large wealth accrued through alcohol duty, but they certainly do not put our health first even though the damming evidence is on the table.

The fact is the alcohol has spread from coast to coast like a deadly virus and it is not only found in pubs and bars, but also in restaurants, at sporting events, night clubs, hotels and practically anywhere which involves groups of people under one roof. The sale of alcohol is not only an exclusive right for liquor stores and off licenses, meaning that almost anyone has access to this lethal substance and at almost any time during the day.

What really makes it easy for us to continue consuming alcohol is that the supermarkets sell in bulk for really low prices. It is just another item on the shopping list making its presence a permanent fixture in the fridge. The consumer society has made alcohol acceptable in our homes and we have been given the right to drink on a regular basis.

Advertising is also a big culprit in marketing alcohol into what we can view as a cool thing to do and if you really open your eyes, alcohol has invaded our lives. You can find alcohol advertising in sporting events, on the TV, in the cinema, in magazines and on publicity boards. The market is basically saturated with alcohol and all in the cause of making us think that alcohol is socially acceptable.

Warnings have not stopped alcohol usage, so we need to create other deterrents in addition to the ones currently in place.We as a society can choose not to glamorize alcohol, in turn making it less "cool." We can say no to advertisements and commercials promoting alcohol usage. The message can be sent out emphasizing and supporting a healthy and safe lifestyle free from the use of alcohol.
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