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Alcohol, perception and risks | Detox centers.

Alcoholism treatment is one of the most applied in detox centers. Within the world of toxic alcohol has a special -unique- role. First, unlike other toxic, alcohol is a substance commonly used, tolerated and even encouraged by society. Alcohol is present in rituals, public events etc. and consuming alcohol is not perceived in a similar way of consuming other substances marked by the stigma of bad conduct or even illegitimate. Alcohol, which has always been linked to leisure and celebration in our society, has been associated in recent times perhaps harder than ever, to a form of nightlife. It is also a form of consumption that is linked inherently to overconsumption. It’s a habit that frequently is considered harmless to health. There is a widespread view that the consumption of alcohol, even when done excessively, no sequelae if it is just timely. Few associate this practice to the development of a disease (alcoholism) and very few know that, as recent studies show, that excessive consumption itself leaves a mark on the body. Today, on the site of the Center for Research and Treatment of Addiction (CITA) will talk about this recent research.

HOW IS ALCOHOL HAZARD FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

According to the conclusions of various scientific research papers, excessive intake regularly, ie abuse made ​​by young people from alcohol during weekends is more serious than suspected and one of the most striking results its the damage in the DNA of young consumers.

Typically, references made to the organ damage caused by alcohol take into account the research carried out in alcoholics with chronic disorders caused by prolonged intake abusive for years. However, the objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of alcohol on young, healthy people.

The idea that led to this study was born in university classrooms, finding some teachers in the early hours of Monday that a number of students showed inattention and indefinite discomfort as a result of having consumed alcohol during immoderately weekend before.

Next, set the target of the investigation to assess the oxidative damage caused by the consumption of alcoholic beverages in this group of students. The first conclusion was that young people who drank weekends were twice as oxidative damage than comparison group.

Given these results, they decided to also assess whether the DNA of these young drinkers were affected. In this case, the results showed that the group exposed to alcohol quintupled the number of damaged cells.

And although the researchers caution that it can not be said that there is a significant DNA damage because these young people have not yet been chronically exposed to alcohol, detection of some damage should be assessed at its true and stimulate future studies and preventive policies.

Each year, alcohol kills 320,000 young people between 19 and 25 years, in addition to physical and psychological damage difficult to quantify.