Alcohol Destroys Lives: Protect Yours with a 12 Hour Alcohol Awareness Course

by: Mike Miller

This is a series of blogs illustrating the potential hazardous effects of drinking alcohol. While I am not saying that if you drink alcohol you will shorten your life and perish prematurely but this series of blogs is to illustrate the real risks of alcohol use.

Many people have an indifferent attitude towards the excess consumption of alcohol, and are oblivious or in denial about the ill-effects it has on our bodies. As reported in

Alcohol is a problem across around the world. The newly-released Alcohol’s Burden of Disease in Australia, reports that alcohol is responsible for 15 deaths every day. That’s a 60% increase from a decade ago. In addition to this statistic, another 430 people are admitted to hospital for alcohol-related injuries or diseases every day. Globally nearly 7,000 people die per day due to an alcohol-related issue.

If you are surprised by these statistics, you’re not alone.

Alcohol use and abuse creates a dramatic increase in domestic violence, depression, deaths from trauma, obesity and many other ailments.

According to the most recent report from the World Health Organization (WHO), that while 8.2 million people died from cancer (globally) in 2012, 3.7 million of those deaths could have been avoided by “lifestyle changes," including limiting alcohol.

I know it is easier said than done when making lifestyle changes and cutting out alcohol, but I can tell you from personal experience because I had to do it. If I hadn't I would not be here right now. Please keep reading this series at