A new poll conducted for Rare.us revealed that young adults below the age of 40 believe alcohol is “more destructive” than smoking tobacco or weed, a new report on WPXI.com said. The survey was conducted to examine the trends in differences of opinions among young adults under 40.
The report added that 47 percent of the survey’s participants claimed that alcohol “does the most harm to society.” Tobacco and marijuana ranked second and third in with 27 percent and 13 percent of the participants believing they post the most harm to society. Another 13 percent of survey participants voted neutral.
Other interesting findings of the survey include alcohol topping the list of destructive vices for 51 percent of women and 42 percent of men. At least 30 percent of men said they were more “concerned” with tobacco, while only 27 percent for women.
“The data suggests a shake-up of social taboos, which have long presented alcohol as an acceptable drug while demonizing smoking. After decades of public health campaigns against cigarettes, alcohol has displaced tobacco as the public’s primary substance-abuse concern,” the report noted.
Survey respondents got reason to think that alcohol is the most destructive among the three vices ranked in the survey. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data revealed that one in every 10 deaths of American citizens between the ages of 20 and 64 were caused by alcohol. Excessive drinking, meanwhile, is linked to 88,000 deaths annually in the U.S.
The report noted that while smoking and tobacco production are a great part of American culture and history, smoking rates have decreased tremendously through the second half of the twentieth century. Data from the CDC showed that smoking rates were down from 20.9 percent in 2005 to 18.1 percent in 2012.
The survey was commissioned by Rare from Gravis Marketing and was conducted from August 11 to August 18. 556 men and women under the age of 40 participated were interviewed via phone for the survey.
“The alcohol industry has had a free pass, sort of speak, because of its widespread social acceptability. I think we will begin to see a shift in that soon,” said Brady Granier, Chief Operating Officer of BioCorRx, Inc. (OTCQB: BICX), the company which developed an innovative rehabilitation program called the Start Fresh Program. The program is used by a number of addiction clinics across America.
The Start Fresh Program is a two-tiered program that takes a different approach to addiction rehabilitation. The first phase of the program involves an outpatient medical procedure to embed a specially formulated, biodegradable naltrexone implant under the skin and fatty tissue in the lower abdominal area.
Naltrexone is an FDA-approved drug that blocks opioids from binding with the brain’s receptors, preventing alcoholics from experiencing pleasure feelings or euphoria. The implant releases the drug into the patient’s body for several months.
The second tier of the program involves a private, one-on-one coaching program to address the specific needs of the individual and to help him or her plan for a life free from substance abuse. The coaching program is tailored specifically to each client’s needs.
For more information on BioCorRx, Inc.’s Start Fresh Program, you may reach the company’s headquarters via phone: 714-462-4880, or visit www.startfreshprogram.com.