“We need to understand that many offenders are victims or witnessed abuse during their childhood. This, in turn, makes them more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol, which can play a significant role in awakening latent tendencies. Likewise, many victims of domestic violence often turn to substance abuse as a coping mechanism. This creates a dangerous cycle of both physical and substance abuse that carries across generations.” – The Blackberry centre, May 10, 2019
The most overlooked but important issue is alcohol sales. Lets look at it another way. As compaines continue to sell alcohol they get customers, as described above, that have an addiction to drinking which retailers and supermarkets exploit, take advantage of while making a profit in the process. ‘Problem drinkers’ account for 60% of sales in England’. – Sarah Boseley Health editor, The Guardian
Also, “the alcohol industry makes most of its money – an estimated £23.7bn in sales in England alone – from people whose drinking is destroying or risking their health, say experts who accuse the industry of irresponsible pricing and marketing” – Sarah Boseley Health editor, The Guardian.
Product placement: Retail sector and supermarkets; you need to get alcoholic beverages off the shelves and create new systems not goals in order to adopt a continuous improvement mindset. How would you feel if you felt less in control of your body and what it would be like for your loved one to have the alcohol problem. People are dying because profits are being made out of other people’s suffering. I feel that some organisations do not respect british values and need to take responsibility.
I am quite anxious about the future generations and you should be, too. I understand that we all don’t share the same beliefs and values but society’s culture also impacts a person’s mental health. They need our support to repair our society and culture. Raising awareness of addiction is also important. Everybody needs to be involved in the prevention and recovery.
Education plays a major role in the growth and progress of our society. What will happen otherwise? The next generation who will have to pay.