The Worst Countries For Drinking During Pregnancy

Europe is the worst region in the world for alcohol consumption rates during pregnancy. A study by The Lancet linking drinking rates during pregnancy to rates of foetal alcohol syndrome found that nine of the world’s ten worst countries are in Europe. Ireland came first by a considerable distance with an estimated 60 percent of mothers drinking alcohol during pregnancy.

Infographic from Forbes and Statista

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The Truth about Alcoholism

An estimated eighteen million people suffer from alcoholism in the United States. The actual theory behind what defines or causes alcoholism is debatable; some physicians and scientists contend that alcoholism is not an actual disease.
According to Bill W., co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and author of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous:
“Alcoholism was never called a disease because, technically speaking, it is not a disease entity. Therefore we always called it an illness, or a malady – a far safer term to use.”
Source: A New Direction
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PUBLIC HEALTH SURVEILLANCE AND ALCOHOL-RELATED INJURIES

Considered a crisis situation in the United States, excessive drinking and binge drinking are problems that require serious attention. The detrimental effect it has on public safety is more than worthy of all the effort necessary to not only reduce it but eradicate it. More significant are the innocent lives that are impacted. This devastating impact ranges from financial cost, physical injuries and rehabilitation, and many times, fatalities.
To learn more, checkout the infographic below created by University of Illinois at Chicago’s Online Master of Science in Health Informatics degree program.
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