WHO: Alcohol Kills More Than AIDS, TB or Violence

WHO: Alcohol Kills More Than AIDS, TB or Violence

POSTED: Friday, February 11, 2011 - 9:55am

UPDATED: Monday, July 25, 2011 - 12:22pm

The World Health Organization says alcohol causes nearly 4 percent of deaths worldwide-- that's more than AIDS, tuberculosis or violence.

According to the United Nations agency, rising incomes have triggered more drinking in heavily populated countries in Africa and Asia, such as India and South Africa.

The WHO's "Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health" states that approximately 2.5 million people die each year from alcohol-related causes.

According to the UN agency, binge drinking is now prevalent in Brazil, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Ukraine, and is rising elsewhere.

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Unfortunately this is the sad reality, alcoholism is a very common condition, we all know someone that had or has an alcohol problem and yet very few people accept to get alcohol recovery treatment. I found some interesting statistics about alcohol at Washington drug rehabilitation, that's when I realized how serious alcohol affects our entire society.

It seems that regardless of warnings,bans,pleas from caring individuals,legality or illegality, most people will (in the long run) do whatever they feel the need for. It's to bad the money "they" spend on finding out the what ,where,hows and whys isn't put into a fund for a United Healthcare Fund (add the $ spent on the liquor and what have yous) and we all could spend more time just being good to our loved ones, and learning what it is like to be happy and healthy.

Man that beer looks good right now.

How strange that alcohol kills..... Wow and they ban smoking. Hello does anyone see this picture? Why not ban drinking in bars Ha Ha Ha what a laugh huh? Oh and wait cussing as well....Of course alcohol KILLS not one person but possibly two three../......

Yea, well alcohol consumption and abuse often leads to unsafe sex practices and hence increasing ones chances of contracting AIDS.Not to mention that alcohol leads to violence when consuming that " liquid courage."

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