Negative brain effects from prolonged alcohol abuse

There are several factors that influence the extent to which alcohol affects the brain, such as the frequency and quantity of alcohol intake, at what age a person started drinking and how long they have been drinking, their gender, genetic background, family history of alcoholism, whether they were exposed to alcohol in the prenatal period, as well as the person’s general health status.
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The European Code Against Cancer: 12 ways to reduce your cancer risk!

The European Code Against Cancer is an initiative of the European Commission to inform people about actions they can take for themselves or their families to reduce their risk of cancer. Coordinated by the WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer, the current edition consists of twelve recommendations that most people can follow without any special skills or advice. The more recommendations people follow, the lower their risk of cancer will be. It has been estimated that almost half of all deaths due to cancer in Europe could be avoided if everyone followed the recommendations. One of the recommendations is to “limit your alcohol intake!”.
Recommendation nr 6: “If you drink alcohol of any type, limit your intake. Not drinking alcohol is better for cancer prevention.”

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How Japan’s sleeping street drunks have been turned into human billboards for alcohol awareness campaign

Japan is one of the hardest working countries in the world. So, at the end of the week, Japanese salary men and women let their hair down with very surprising consequences: Drunk Sleeping.
By the end of a Friday and Saturday night you can find thousands of people sleeping on the streets. In Tokyo, this is considered normal behavior, so we decided to address the issue.
The idea: Turn Sleeping Drunks into human billboards against excessive drinking. Armed with white duck tape, printed headlines, logos and a call to action, we turned every sleeping drunk into an anti-drinking billboard.

Effects of Alcohol at Different Levels

With increase in alcohol consumption, drinking alcoholic beverage has become a part of every occasion. The effects of alcohol on your mind and body, begin with the very first sip itself.
After a few drinks, you may feel relaxed or sociable, but the effects grow as you get more drunk. You will find difficulty in doing basic things such as talking, walking and lose your coordination and sense of judgement.
Certain effects of alcohol disappear overnight, whereas some others hang on quite longer or may even become permanent. If you drink heavily at night, then you’ll most probably experience hangover the next day.
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Why let drink decide

The campaign by the Department for Children, Schools & Families (UK, 2009) has two TV spots which aim to highlight the fact that many parents don’t proactively speak to their children about the dangers of alcohol, perhaps because the danger is not seen as important as other concerns – drugs, strangers, underage sex etc.
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The Road Home

Eddie Lanier struggled with alcoholism for over 40 years, until his 28th stint in rehab finally led to sobriety. Homeless and hungry, Eddie found a friend in David Wright, a passerby whose frequent donations stood out. Four years after they shared Eddie’s remarkable story with StoryCorps, David persuaded Eddie to move into his home. They still live together to this day.