No matter how much we would like our society to not be eaten up by problems, like apple worms, unfortunately, wormholes in it are found here and there. One of the problems that are particularly striking is alcoholism. It is not just a negative thing, but it truly destroys the lives of individuals, as well as entire nations, entire generations, entire social cells. And there’s nothing good about it. Many people think that drinking is only a problem for individuals, but that’s almost a hundred percent false. All people are interconnected, and therefore deviations in one place will certainly lead to deviations in another.
It turns out that when alcoholism spreads throughout society, society becomes more sick – not necessarily just in the literal sense of the word. In a social sense, it is also poisoned. And very seriously. Let’s try to deal with the most harmful aspects of the impact of alcoholism on society. It is difficult to decide which of them are the most critical, but still they are all extremely dangerous, so it’s best to be at least aware of them. So, alcoholism as a social problem – what is it?
In our country, huge numbers of various accidents. First of all, it is a road accident. Almost the largest number of people in the country die from them. But they occur most often just because of alcohol intoxication – this happens in more than half of cases. After all, when a person drinks, then he can no longer at least somehow freely and well respond to the constant changes that occur on the road. And very often this leads to disastrous results.
And this is not a problem, which is the death of individuals. This is the whole problem of society. Indeed, it is now sometimes just dangerous to walk the streets, because although they are fined very hard for alcohol intoxication at the wheel, this does not eradicate it. As a result, the culture of safe driving is gradually degenerating.
However, accidents can occur in some other areas. For example, industrial injuries. If a person’s work in one way or another is connected with some fairly clear-cut actions, as well as with monitoring the danger of the situation — taking the same construction site — then, having come to it in a drunken state, he can simply die, endangering the lives of other people. So alcohol simply makes everything more dangerous – and this can hardly be considered as something positive.
Needless to say, how much are affected by the effects of alcohol dependence of the family. There is even a separate concept of “adult children of alcoholics,” because it is impossible to grow one hundred percent without problems if you are surrounded by alcoholism in all its manifestations. Because it’s so dangerous when parents drink. After all, even if this affects their body, but the children get no less. Domestic violence, improper upbringing, lack of any attention – is it worth saying that all this does not lead to anything good? So the problem of alcoholism is very impressive.
The same goes for couples. We all know how much of the marriage ends in divorce. But the reasons for divorce can vary – and when one of the family members is an alcoholic, then divorce is almost impossible to avoid. After all, what kind of rationality can we talk about, what values and what, finally, love, if a person is constantly in a state of alcohol intoxication? As a result, families, even those that seemed very strong and strong, crumble almost in an instant. And if the couple also have children? Then for the latter, this is a double injury at all, no matter who they end up with.
Another factor in the impact of alcoholism on society. One of the most critical and significant. After all, nothing causes so much crime growth as this bad habit. After all, when a person is drunk, he can afford much more. His sense of consciousness and morality drops significantly, and therefore it becomes so simple to take and accomplish something that he would definitely not go to in a sober state. And what kind of society is this in which the crime rate is unnecessarily high? There is nothing good in it. Because the problem of alcoholism is so dangerous.
Alcoholism wakes aggression hidden in a person, it makes him splash out what was quietly sitting somewhere inside – and the consequences will be sad for everyone. And if a person had psychological disorders, then they can somehow justify him, but alcoholism is not a psychological deviation, it is a conscious choice. If a person has decided to drink, then nothing can mitigate the full extent of his actions, his crime is absolutely completely. Moreover, sometimes crimes are committed because of alcoholism and in a sober form – for example, a person robs another person because he does not have enough of his own money to get a drink. The result is the same.
Of course, the most important social consequence that alcoholism has as a social problem is that the health of the nation is gradually becoming worse and worse on average. After all, the problems of drinking alcohol are simply impossible to count. They are numerous and very destructive. People begin to have serious problems with the heart and blood vessels, with the digestive tract, with the liver and other body systems. It may seem unbelievable, but about one in three people in the world dies precisely because of reasons that are somehow related to the use of alcohol.
But do not forget that if you actively drink alcohol, then there is a good chance that not only you will suffer from them, but also that your children will also get some kind of pronounced genetic problem. Well, from them it will all go, respectively, to your grandchildren – and so on, on an increasing basis. Therefore, the effect of alcohol on the human body is so dangerous. What begins as a purely individual problem gradually begins to develop and spread more and more. If you do not fight alcoholism, there is a considerable risk that in a few generations the situation will become especially deplorable, although even now it is not good enough.
You can dig even deeper and consider such an interesting problem as productivity. Very often people go to work drunk, or do not go to it at all because of binge. Not only does this directly affect their health, but the work suffers no less from this, because such cases are very common. Therefore, people do not pay enough attention to what they are doing. So it turns out that, since alcoholism and binges are so common in our country, production also degrades to a large extent. Maybe not to the same extent as from ordinary procrastination in the workplace, but still to a large extent.
As we see, alcoholism as a social problem is not just negative, it is truly destructive. The social consequences of alcoholism are such that a great many, seemingly basic things on which our society is built, collapse under its negative influence. Why endure this? After all, there is absolutely nothing good in such problems. Every effort must be made so that alcoholism as a social problem and simply as a phenomenon gradually disappears from our society. And then a generation of happier, healthier people will appear who will have much less problems.
Start with yourself, and if your family or friends will have difficulties of this kind in a strong form, you will certainly help them, because coping with this alone can sometimes be very problematic. Indeed, this is the strength of society – you can effectively help each other cope with problems.