The alcohol ban has once again been lifted which was a major cause for celebration in the country as residents can once again purchase alcohol freely, even in bars and restaurants – as long as they adhere to the 10pm curfew.
When South African heritage is at play, there are very few events or occasions that take place without the presence of liquor. In fact, alcohol is often the epicentre of these occasions.
The truth is that casual alcohol consumption can often evolve into alcohol abuse and the consequences are far-reaching to say the least.
The effects of alcohol abuse on our society are devastating and difficult to manage, creating a wave of destruction in homes, workplaces and the lives of children, family and loved ones.
Alcohol abuse also places immense pressure on other social institutions such as the economy and healthcare and justice systems.
There are many ways that alcohol abuse can affect the workplace:
Families and their home environments are often severely impacted by alcohol abuse in the following ways:
Before South Africans celebrate the lifting of the alcohol ban, it’s important that we take into consideration the effects alcohol abuse has on our society.
The unfortunate reality is that this is just the tip of the iceberg and the true effects of alcohol abuse are hard to fathom.
If you or a family member is struggling with alcohol and substance abuse, please contact us. Our treatment programmes are designed to pave the way to a life of sobriety and we are ready to assist you.
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