ABC7's Beyond the Headlines: Alcoholism

AIRS: Sunday, November 9, 2014, at 10:00AM
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

Our show today focuses on alcohol consumption and the deadly dangers of drinking too much. According to a report from the World Health Organization, 2012 saw 3 million alcohol-related deaths around the globe.

Thousands of Americans die each year from a variety of diseases, accidents, and crimes that are linked to alcohol. Too much alcohol negatively affects more than our bodies, behavior, and relationships. It also damages the lives of people around us.

Our studio guests talk about a young Marine who was killed by a drunk driver, the legal blood alcohol limit, horse therapy, the relationship between alcohol and depression, and natural treatment options.

Studio Guests

Julie Silva
Andrew Silva's Wife

Officer Erik Oliver
Richmond Police Department Regulatory Unit

Dr. Sally Broder
Founder, HorseSensing

Dr. Abby Medcalf
Program Development Director, New Bridge Foundation

Additional Resources

24/7 National Hotline
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357)