In the UK, 20 people daily die as a result of their own drinking, and the total amount of lives affected is innumerable. As a result, Dry January has become a widely accepted ‘challenge’ -for lack of a better term. Although, the public campaign isn’t entirely about abstaining from alcohol
7,000 teenage kids at and around the age of 16 are taking their very first drink today. 7,000 teens yesterday. 7,000 teens today. 7,000 teens tomorrow. And every year, 4,700 teens under 17 die due to alcohol use. Roughly 1,700 kids between the ages of 17 and 21 die every year due to accessive drinking.
This is really becoming one of my biggest fears, where people reach out to me and ask my symptoms for liver failure. It’s not that I dislike talking about it, or that I’m ashamed. Actually, it’s quite the opposite. It seems most people reach out to inquire about my symptoms, so that they may self-diagnose