There are no safe doses of alcohol. Marina Shorenko, chief freelance specialist psychiatrist-narcologist of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Crimea, recalled this at a press conference held at the Rossiya Segodnya news agency on the eve of the New Year holidays. According to her, the use of alcoholic beverages, even in small quantities, reduces the control functions of the body.
Any dose of alcohol affects a person’s reactions, as a result of which he performs actions that do not always correspond to his direct desires. Examples can be very different — ranging from uncontrolled eating, ending with serious injuries , — the specialist notes.
Alcohol provokes exacerbation of chronic diseases. First of all, this concerns diseases of the cardiovascular and digestive systems.
There are people who absolutely should not drink any alcoholic beverages, because for them it is unsafe in terms of life. We are talking about patients who had serious exacerbations of mental and somatic diseases. For example, these are those who have already experienced the severe effects of alcohol, were psychoses. Another example is the category of those people who have myocarditis, pancreatitis, hepatitis and other diseases of the internal organs. The toxic effect of alcoholic beverages on organs and systems, as a rule, always causes an exacerbation of all these chronic diseases. If the stage of a somatic disease is serious, then the outcome of an exacerbation can be extremely unfavorable , — Marina Shorenko explains.
In addition, as the chief Crimean narcologist noted, alcohol intoxication often leads to injuries of varying severity. Such consequences are caused by situations that have arisen as a result of a showdown, fights, falls and risky behavior. The provocateur of all this is alcohol.
Traditionally, the New Year is a family celebration. This is an opportunity to relax, pay attention to yourself and your desires, to be with loved ones. In order not to overshadow the holidays, you should correctly prioritize , the doctor concluded.