Recent surveys conducted in Spain reveal that there has been an increase in the number of young people (from 15 to 24 years old) who include as an indispensable activity in their leisure time the consumption of alcohol in excess and in a short interval of time (five or more alcoholic beverages) in about two hours), what is popularly called binge eating, and is also known by the English term binge drinking.

Although in Spain the prevalence of alcohol consumption has increased during the last year, and reaches almost eighty percent in the population aged between 15 and 64 years, of which 11% have admitted drinking alcohol every day, the Foundation for Help against Drug Addiction (FAD) has warned that this toxic substance is socially accepted, contrary to what happens with the drug illegal (heroin, cocaine ...), and citizens are not aware of the serious effects that can cause.

The prevalence of alcohol consumption has increased during the last year, reaching almost 80% in the population between 15 and 64 years

In addition to the damages to health, such as liver damage (hepatitis, cirrhosis ...), or severe neuronal damage, and the addiction problems it can generate, alcohol consumption has important repercussions on family and social relationships, deteriorating them, and ' stealing 'the time that the affected could dedicate to their loved ones. For this reason the FAD has launched a campaign to raise awareness among the population about this aspect of alcohol intake that is often 'invisible' with the suggestive name of 'The time you dedicate to alcohol you take away from everything else'.

The campaign will last around six months and will be disseminated in various media (television, radio, print), with the aim of drawing attention to a phenomenon whose effects, as reported by the FAD, are going unnoticed.

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