drinking to excess and eating to excess are both symptoms of the same disease.
Make any law you want restricting any of it and it will not make a difference.
In fact, in Utah it just makes it that much more alluring because we all want
what we can't have, it's just human nature. Until you solve the
problem that has created a hole inside of you that cannot be filled with food,
alcohol, sex or insert issue here your chance of dying will always be much
increased. For me the only answer or remedy has been a spiritual one. Feel free
to keep moving from obsession to obsession but hopefully you'll find the
real answer before death finds you.
As the headline reads, ‘Excessive alcohol use kills 1 in 10 working-age
adults.'As the study says, "Among working-age adults, 9.8%
[rounded to 10%] of all deaths in the United States during this period were
attributable to excessive drinking."The headline is correct. It
could as well say ‘1 in 10 working-age adults is killed by excessive
"How do you justify laws restricting alcohol while letting people eat food
to the point of extreme obesity?"How do you compare obesity with
the effects of a drug that makes people black out and do irrational things that
are dangerous and deadly to innocent bystanders as well as themselves?
People need drugs....Treating one's own pain/anxiety/suffering is
Citizenship...If pot was treated like any other commodity, many alcoholics'
would choose pot to help them cope. Pot is better for treating adult
pain/anxiety than alcohol.... Pot will not kill you..Pot can make you lazy
but what is that compared to driving down the road on the wrong side.Or
poisoned by a drug that is toxic, with painkilling levels. Many would use
another pain killer if they had a choice:Not forced to purchase permission
from our elite citizen group and their monopoly on drugs..Equality Under
All Laws,....We are not equal and evil comes from inequality between citizen
members....Slavery-based drug laws take choices from God's children; create
a master group who use drugs themselves for personal reasons just as much as the
rest of us, sheep.Corporate Bribery and Slave based drug laws violate
citizenship code of conduct. Equal no one given power over others/ Only offices
may have special powers in a true democracy..Satan -instinct mechanisms:
directs autonomous life operations for every life form that has ever
lived........Satan was created by God so we could have life.
maybe the reason there are less people in treatment for hard drugs, is because
they are illegal?
Every alcoholic I know (about a dozen who are still alive) thought they were
drinking "responsibly". Therefore I have learned there is no such thing
as "responsible drinking". Why would anyone with a brain drink alcohol?
Re: someclarity"Maybe those "bizarre" and "outdated"
liquor laws are not so bad after all."And maybe they are.
Actually, they have absolutely no effect on curbing alcohol abuse. However,
uninformed people making those laws probably do due to causing an
"attraction" to it from their demonizing it.
@SomeClarityPlease"Maybe those "bizarre" and
"outdated" liquor laws are not so bad after all."For
many others, excessive use of food and non-alcoholic beverages can lead to an
early death or disability. How do you justify laws restricting alcohol while
letting people eat food to the point of extreme obesity? And those
"bizarre" liquor laws, aka "Zion Curtains", do nothing to reduce
drinking or preventing people from becoming alcoholics. No one goes to a
restaurant and decides, if I can't see the guy mixing my drink, I'm
not going to order it.
Yes, alcohol abuse kills but also prescription pill addiction can have the same
result. Most folks I know are moderate social drinkers but do know of quite a
few younger people who have died from prescription pill abuse. Either way it
is sad. Some people seem to be addicted and many of us can have just one or two
drinks. It is good to have centers to get help that isn't $20,000.
Because alcohol was a major factor in the breakup of my parents when I was
small, drinking has always been a non choice for me. Unfortunately it is
attractive to many teens and adults. Just because something is legal
doesn't mean its healthy or wise.
And people criticize religions for warning of the catastrophic results of using
alcohol. Well now here's more proof to add to the mountains of evidence.
Alcohol is nothing but trouble. It's well past time for this enlightened
society to reject this great evil. But this society picks and chooses which
evils it wants to accept at the expense of common sense.
The headline "Excessive alcohol use kills 1 in 10 working-age adults" is
quite misleading. Better would be, "1 in 10 adult deaths is due to
alcohol." The article explains that alcohol causes 1/10 of working-age
adult deaths, which is much different than killing 1/10 of all working-age
adults. It is still tragic, of course.
"A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report says excessive
alcohol use — which includes binge drinking and drinking too much over the
years — accounts for 1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults ages
20-64."That doesn't mean "Excessive alcohol use kills 1
in 10 working-age adults" (the title of the article)--not even close. It
means that among working-age adults *who die*, 1 in 10 die from excessive
I drive for UTA. A couple once boarded the bus and and were so intoxicated they
both fell flat on their face. Others beg me to take them to the liquor store.
There is a bus stop at 26th and Grant in Ogden. There is a group of people
that hang out there and drink all day. The next the same people are at it
again. I have no use for alcohol. Bring back prohibition.
I've heard that alcohol consumption kills more people than all of the wars
combined, and we are concerned that the rest of the country thinks our alcohol
laws are odd? Park City, keep working on finding a way to detox your
Oktoberfest. I'd still like to see the stats about DUI deaths in Utah
versus the rest of the country.
Excessive "ice cream" consumption (OBESITY) is a national epidemic.
I am shocked to find out from Bufftacular that alcohol now contains saccharine.
This should require investigation. In any event, having had a
neighbor who drank excessively die in his sleep, this was a fine article to
alert people of the dangers. Having someone who understands the danger involved
certainly adds to his ability to assist others.
I didn't see anything about banning anything.. Still the level of cirrhosis
of the liver went down dramatically during prohibition. Medscape the scientific
medical review online journal has in the past suggested one drink a day for
women and 2 for men is the safe limit, but the latest is: no amount of alcohol
is safe. Dangerous living is popular, but it shortens lives.
Maybe those "bizarre" and "outdated" liquor laws are not so bad
How many do cigarettes kill?
But let's make sure we ban saccharine