World No Alcohol Day is a holiday that should not be celebrated with a bottle of beer! On this day, we call to say “no” to alcoholic beverages and spend it in a sober mind. The problem of alcoholism does not lose its relevance, so people must unite and fight it together.
The date was first noted relatively recently – in 2008. India was the initiator, but the country was not alone: it was supported by the states of Southeast Asia and WHO. Today, people are talking about giving up strong drinks on TV, radio, popular stars, presenters, politicians are turning to people … Various programs are being created that tell the sad stories of those who have turned off the sober path.
For many, alcohol means nothing at all: if you know the measure, then meeting with friends will be fun and carefree. There are no problems here. But there are other people who use drinks to escape stress, to forget, to drown out grief. Some cases end badly: loss of physical and mental control, injury, suicide, etc.
Too much hard liquor is bad for your health. Cancer, stroke, liver disease, high blood pressure, to name but a few. More than 3 million people die each year from alcohol-related causes.
Did you know that:
- every 50 minutes in the US dies in a traffic accident due to drunkenness;
- brain cells react to alcohol after 6 minutes;
- the strongest beer has 67,5% turnover;
- 31% of rock star deaths are related to bad habits;
- giving up alcohol for just a month improves the functioning of many parts of the body;
- scientists have found that coffee eliminates liver damage;
- ethanol literally “dries out” the human brain.
How to celebrate
Gather the family around the table and talk about the harm that alcohol brings. Pay special attention to teenagers – show them by example that staying sober and having fun is easy! If you are experiencing problems, contact support or join self-help groups.
When is World No Alcohol Day in 2022?
World No Alcohol Day is observed on October 2 each year.