Alcohol consumption is associated with having fun and a way of enjoying life. But alcohol abuse or irresponsible drinking can have severe implications on your health. Even occasional drinking can sometimes be life threatening.
This week’s Satyamev Jayate discusses the serious issue of Alcohol Abuse. Even renowned writer and lyricist Javed Akhtar spoke about his own battle with alcohol.
- A well known journalist Vijay Simha was one of the victims of alcohol abuse. It requires a lot of will power to return from a state where his addiction to alcohol separated him from his parents forever.
- Psychiatrist Dr Ashish Deshpande says ‘alcoholism is not a habit, it’s a disease’.
- A guest on the show, spoke about how he spent more than 40 lakhs to cure himself, but later found free help from ‘Alcoholics Anonymous‘.
- ‘Alcohol has a tendency to increase it’s intake over time’ – Javed Akhtar
- ‘People come to me for advice saying your intelligent, sensible. But I ask myself, why did it take 27 years for me to realize I was doing such a foolish thing’ – Javed Akhtar
- ‘In all my adult life, I have never committed a mistake without alcohol’ – Javed Akhtar
- ‘It’s been 21 years, I haven’t touched alcohol’ – Javed Akhtar
- The biggest danger lies in occasional drinking as they tend to drink in excess.
- India doesn’t have strict laws against those acaught with drinking and driving, sometimes killing innocent people on the streets. Should it be considered as an act of murder?
- A common Indian drinks much more than a common alcoholic in overseas. Infact the gap is huge.
This week’s question – Should the law against drunken driving be made more stringent and stronger action should be taken against those who drink and drive?
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Watch the July 1st Episode of Satyamev Jayate (Episode 9) with subtitles, hosted by Aamir Khan and tell us what you think