Never allow Alcohol to take over your life

I am currently part of a “Drink like there is a tomorrow” campaign with Aware.org. Aware.org is registered as a non-profit organisation (NPO) with the Department of Social Development. There focus is on preventing consequences of alcohol abuse. To see the making of this powerful campaign and the commercial television advertisement go to www.aware.org I would like to encourage all people to go see this TV commercial advertisement as it will make you think and act according. I hope we all take a massage from it.

I also found that South Africans Against Drunk Driving (SADD) is extremely concerned at the 5% increase in the death rate last holiday season. Approximately 1714 people have died. This on top of the 15% increase last year means we have had a 20% increase in 2 years. Alcohol abuse is behind at least 65% of these incidents, with 5943 of 9175 drivers being charged with drunk driving. These statistics are very much alarming in this beautiful country of ours, we can do better. Alcohol has been one of the biggest problems in our communities.

I believe there are a lot of elements that drive our people to the abuse of alcohol, such as lack of employment/ poverty and many more. A fundamental problem I believe is a contributor is the legacy of the big bad Apartheid. The system still dictates in many ways how to ensure that black people do not have the things they ought to have, things like good quality education, adequate health system and fair opportunities in the private sector not to mentioning the issue of the land. These frustrations do lead our people to abusing alcohol. Alcohol abuse has destroyed businesses, homes, relationships, government structures and so much more. Alcohol abuse has taken over the minds, ideas and souls of many heroes, leaders’ lives, and futures of many great nations.

I believe alcohol abuse is one of the greatest diseases the world is yet to talk about. Alcohol abuse has robbed a good number of young people of their great future. A lot of people with great character will never get an opportunity to share their great minds with the world. Our children must be made aware of the dangers of alcohol abuse. An alcohol abuse free nation is in a better position to archive amazing things and be favoured by the almighty God.

Am currently part of a “Drink like there is a tomorrow” campaign with Aware.org. Aware.org is registered as a non-profit organisation (NPO) with the Department of Social Development. There focus is on preventing consequences of alcohol abuse. To see the making of this powerful campaign and the commercial television advertisement go to www.aware.org I would like to encourage all people to go see this TV commercial advertisements as it will make you think and act according. I hope we all take a massage from it.

I also found that South Africans Against Drunk Driving (SADD) are extremely concerned at the 5% increase in the death rate last holiday season. Approximately 1714 people have died. This on top of the 15% increase last year means we have had a 20% increase in 2 years. Alcohol abuse is behind at least 65% of these incidents, with 5943 of 9175 drivers being charged with drunk driving. These statistics are very much alarming in this beautiful country of ours, we can do better. Alcohol has been one of the biggest problems in our communities. I believe there are a lot of elements that drive our people to the abuse of alcohol, such as lack of employment/ poverty and many more.

A fundamental problem I believe is a contributor is the legacy of the big bad Apartheid. The system still dictates in many ways how to ensure that black people do not have the things they ought to have, things like good quality education, adequate health system and fair opportunities in the private sector not to mentioning the issue of the land. These frustrations do lead our people to abusing alcohol. Alcohol abuse has destroyed businesses, homes, relationships, government structures and so much more. Alcohol abuse has taken over the minds, ideas and souls of many heroes, leaders’ lives, and futures of many great nations.

I believe alcohol abuse is one of the greatest diseases the world is yet to talk about. Alcohol abuse has robbed a good number of young people of their great future. A lot of people with great character will never get an opportunity to share their great minds with the world. Our children must be made aware of the dangers of alcohol abuse. An alcohol abuse free nation is in a better position to achieve amazing things and be favoured by the almighty God.

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