Health Ministry experts have warned that more than 200 physical and mental health problems arise from long-term and frequent consumption of alcoholic beverages.
WHO reports that around three million deaths in the world are caused by alcohol consumption every year. This represents 5.3 percent of deaths and 5.1 percent of morbidity and injuries.
Diseases caused by alcoholic beverages can be:
- Mental and behavioral disorders.
- Liver diseases.
- Stomach diseases.
- Cerebrovascular problems.
- heart disease.
- high blood pressure.
Apart from this, it can also cause involuntary shocks, premature disability, anemia, impaired sexual function, cancer of the digestive tract, mouth, throat, larynx, esophagus, liver, colon and rectum, breast and brain level.
Additionally, alcoholism is linked to risky behaviors, traffic accidents, and violent behavior leading to sexually transmitted diseases. As well as vandalism, problems with authority, suicide and abortion, among others.
youth start drinking before the age of 18
The National Health and Nutrition Survey (Ensanut) indicates that the average age of onset of alcohol consumption in Mexico is 17.9 years. Males start at 16.7 years and females at 19.2 years.
Young people’s first contact with these beverages occurs among friends or even in their own homes. This was stated by the director of the National Office for the Control of Alcohol and Tobacco, the National Commission Against Drug Addiction (KONADIK), Carlos GÃ©mez Espinoza.
Advice directed to the population
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines alcoholism as a disease characterized by the frequent consumption of five or more standard drinks per occasion in the case of men, and more than four by women.
In an interview, Gamez Espinoza noted that the call center, Lifeline 800 911 2000, provides specialized advice to the entire population. On the prevention and treatment of psychoactive substance abuse among girls, boys, and adolescents.
In this regard, Aleksij Bjorge Estrada, Deputy Director of Konadic Life Line, announced that in 2021, 81,738 calls were received and 50,087 people attended.
effects of consuming
During 2022, 68,299 people were provided assistance, 37 percent of whom were due to an alcohol use problem.
Alcohol is the initial substance in the consumption of psychoactive products among people aged 15 to 20 years, especially men.
Meanwhile, 43 percent of people identify that they use it to feel better, 26 percent to relax, 13 percent to socialize and 18 percent for other reasons.
The organism’s tolerance to alcoholic beverages depends on the amount, the amount of alcohol consumed, the time elapsed between one intake and the next, sex and body weight. What follows is the report of the Addictive Disorders Clinic of the National Institute of Psychiatry, Diana Pérez Molina, coordinator of the “Ramon de Fuente Muñiz”.
He warned that the ideal is not to consume alcohol; Otherwise, it is necessary to eat before, increase to one hour per glass, do not mix with the drug. Nor avoid the consumption of a variety of intoxicating beverages with psychoactive substances and on occasion.
Both experts agreed that narcotics are highly addictive, especially in people who have a genetic predisposition to consume them. Similarly, advertising, friendship and social networks influence.