The Influence Of Alcohol Advertising

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How is alcohol indirectly portrayed in each advert?
Widespread concern exists about the influence that alcohol advertising may have on young people. Television, radio, film, and social media are often identified as potential sources through which young people are exposed indirectly to alcohol and drinking. However, these adverts portray drinking in a negative and harmful way. These adverts have a powerful message showing that drinking too much can put you in situations that might be embarrassing, regretful, and even dangerous. A man preparing to go out for the evening smashes his watch, hits his face into a door, ruins his shirt, rips out his earring and urinates over his shoes. The woman rips her clothes, rubs her vomit into her hair and pulls
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Domestic violence is the most common and widespread human rights abuse in South Africa. Every day, women are murdered, physically and sexually assaulted and threatened by their partners, within their own homes. Organizations estimate that one out of every six women in South Africa is assaulted by her partner. In most of these cases, the men involved also abuse the children living within that home. The SAPS confirmed that alcohol and substance abuse is a major contributing factor to crime in South Africa. Alcohol abuse is often at the heart of so-called contact crimes which include murder, attempted murder, sexual offences, assault resulting in grievous bodily harm, common assault, and robbery. It is estimated that around 70 per cent of domestic violence is associated with alcohol.

What impact could it have on families and communities?
Alcohol misuse is not only limited to that person and those living closest to them, but can have negative consequences for society as a whole. It is commonly believed to play a role in decreased worker productivity (absenteeism), increased unintentional injuries, aggression and violence against others, as well as child and spouse abuse. Alcohol is said to be one of the main causes of motor car accidents. Without help, alcohol addiction can totally disrupt family life and cause harmful effects that can last a lifetime

Task 3: Advice and Support
What kinds of
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Sharp Recovery Centre – 41 Pretoria St Oaklands

How successful is the rehabilitation process?
Alcohol rehabilitation success is measured by whether or not the individual relapses once the program is complete. Alcoholism is a disease like any other and the individual who goes into “remission” or a recovery stage may indeed relapse over the course of their life. If the individual can return to their daily lives without the use of alcohol, then one would have to consider the treatment a success.

How long does it take to be rehabilitated?
There isn’t a set period of time that applies to everyone when it comes to rehabilitation. Rehab is about more than overcoming a physical addiction to a substance. While it is necessary to eliminate the addictive substance from the body, it is also necessary to work on the psychological aspect of addiction, as well. The length of time for addiction treatment can vary from person to person. However, studies have shown that a longer stay in rehab can be more successful than a shorter stay.

Is one ever “cured” of this

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