Very few people are capable of never drinking alcohol in their lifetime, as alcohol consumption has been a part of human culture across the world since we can remember. And despite the government’s attempt to provide warning labels on alcoholic beverages, the truth is, studies show that warning labels are rarely ever read or taken seriously.
So, do warning labels on alcoholic beverages deter alcohol abuse? The quick answer is no, because alcohol abuse and addiction remains as prevalent as it ever was. In fact, alcohol abuse is probably much worse due to growing populations, a growing alcohol business, and the deep-rooted cultural reason for drinking alcohol that has historically remained intact. Alcohol has always been a social beverage, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down.
Warning labels are often taken much more seriously in prescription drug bottles, and even in cigarettes. However, the US has been dealing with the problem of cigarette, alcohol, and prescription drug addiction for decades now, so it’s safe to say that people are simply not affected by warning signs. Till then, the official government warning remains intact:
“According to the Surgeon General, women should not drink alcoholic beverages during pregnancy because of the risk of birth defects. Consumption of alcoholic beverages impairs your ability to drive a car or operate machinery, and may cause health problems.”
Yet, despite this warning, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders (FASD), drunk driving deaths, and health problems due to alcohol abuse remain prevalent in the US.
Since 2002, Florida Center for Recovery has been helping families find the courage to find recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction such as heroin and cocaine. Florida Center for Recovery assists patients in restoring their lives by embracing a way of life based upon the 12-Step principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and by applying a variety of recovery therapies.
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