Alcohol addiction in numbers and its effects
Indications of alcohol addiction

Dangers of alcoholism
Why do young people start drinking?
We can stop drinking with Sahaja Yoga meditation!
What is the power within?


Alcohol addiction in numbers and its effects


The most common reason for accidents all over the world is alcohol! Researches show that almost 50% of accidents in Europe are because of drinking and driving. A World Health Organization report shows that drinking is the source of 85% of murders, 80% of divorces, 70% of domestic violence and 78% of arrests. The same applies for suicides, liver diseases, cancer, breast cancer in women, depression and other deaths.


Indications of alcohol addiction


1. Consuming alcohol in gradually increrasing levels and more frequently
2. Failure in previous attempts to stop drinking despite the desire to quit
3. Spending a significant portion of your day for this
4. Less interest in social activities or other things that give joy, sometimes stopping them completely
5. Insistence on drinking despite the distress it causes: liver disorder, hypertension, gastric or other health related problems, depression, anxiety, insomnia and other psychological problems
6. Feeling dizzy, shivering, sweating, palpitations when alcohol is not taken
7. The effort to get over stress and tension by drinking
8. Loss of will power and the strength to say no to alcohol
9. A strong desire to drink that cannot be suppressed even with will power despite the disturbing physical effects




1. It effects a person and his family badly in both social and financial ways. Has a negative effect on a person’s career and could lead the individual to turn to crime and aggression if there is a tendency in his nature.
2. Difficulty in concentration, remembering and understanding
3. Depreciation in morality and mental efficiency
4. Upsets the pattern in a person’s life
5. Could trigger diabetes, hypertension, heart failure and other chronic diseases and existing diseases worsen at a faster rate
6. The person tries to avoid the hopelessness, loneliness and worthlessness that he starts feeling
7. Alcoholics are also attached to their surroundings a lot but they cannot build emotional ties in the real sense
8. They become aggressive when they encounter obstacles


Why do young people start drinking?


1. The thought that alcohol saves a person from the tension of daily life is quite popular. Young people with behaviour disorders or those who find it difficult to hold back their impulses tend to take up drinking.
2. The risk is higher in people who have anti-social nature. Alcohol could temporarily pacify a person suffering from depression or low self esteem. However, the person will need to consume more and more alcohol because the reasons underlying the problem still exist.
3. The greatest blow is dealt to the family as husband-wife relations are affected. Arguments, fights, allegations follow each other and ultimately lead the individual to distance himself frm the home. Fights between couples and with children damage the peace and harmony in the home. Children and young people are most affected from this. Children grow up with feelings of insecurity and anger. They tend to be more vulnerable to addictions while growing. The support and affection that is absent at home could be found among friends with drug addiction.
4. Research among students aged between 15 and 18 showed that 85% had tried alcohol. This is usually just to try and show off.
5. Biological, genetic, psycho-social and economic reasons make the addiction stronger. Inability to eliminate the root causes of problems could make the individual consume more alcohol more frequently.
6. Children under the age of 15 were seen to consume alcohol due to serious depression, alcoholism in the family and depression.
7. Children with over-soft parents could also start drinking in the future because they find it difficult to cope with the tension of life. They could experience hopelessness and anger that lead to feelings of guilt and fear of losing their place within the society. They could also start feeling sorry for themselves.




20% of alcohol that is consumed is absorbed through the stomach while 80% is absorbed through the intestines. Alcohol can penetrate into all body fluids and is highest in blood one hour after consumption. Most of it is separated within the liver while 6-7 % is thrown out through breath and urine.


Even a small amount of alcohol makes it more difficult to concentrate and successfully complete a minor task. The ability to decide and judge correctly is damaged. Attention and reflexes are less alert. There is an obvious disturbance in the posture, movements and memory. Higher alcohol levels in the blood lead to loss of consciousness, comas and death.


Measurement / promils 

0.2 - Redness in the face, slower perception, higher self confidence, more talkative
0.5 - Slower perception, attention disorder, slower reflexes, talking too much, laughing, emotional
1 - Inability to control one’s behaviour, difficulty in speech and walking, double eyesight
1.5 - Unable to stand, vomiting, falling asleep
2 - Loss of consciousness, inability to control urine, hypotension, less breathing, sweating
3 - Death




The desire to take a first step to solve the problem and accepting that this is a sickness. It is among the most difficult addictions to solve. The best is to never start drinking. Rehabilition requires a desire to get over the problem. As a person taking alcohol do you:


• say your will power is strong enough and nothing can happen to you?
• Feel like your responsibilities and problems are increasing at a rate that you cannot handle?
• Feel tense more often and are more intolerant towards the people around you?
• Are unable to enjoy anything else?


Problems don’t walk into our lives by themselves and we have all wished that all our worries disappear one day. Only a few individuals choose to face their problems and solve them while a majority prefer to escape.


Addictions could make us feel better temporarily but they have adverse effects in the long run.


But how come we can’t get over it even though we know it is hurting us? What should we do to get over the addiction? What are the reasons that make it indispensable for us even though it came in our life later on? Is it possible to control these reasons? Yes it is! A number of medicine free methods have been tried until today to get over drinking but now we offer you a different solution:




The Kundalini energy within us is awakened with Sahaja Yoga meditation. Once awakened, this energy gives you what is most necessary in addiction treatment: self confidence. A person whose Kundalini energy is active can start to witness himself and become more detached from his problems while facing them.


Young people resort to addictions mostly to overcome stress. Smoking and drinking are the two most popular addictions. Sahaja Yoga meditation makes it possible to get over mind-created stress by going beyond the mind.


The Kundalini energy passes through all the plexuses in the body and reaches the limbic area in the brain. There it passes through the fontanelle bone and unites with the all pervarding cosmic energy. Thus, the individual experiences a type of connection that he has never felt before. An incredible flow of energy.


The Kundalini energy nourishes all the energy centers in the body, repairs and balances them. It cures diseases faster than normal and re-establishes their positive qualities. For instance, the Kundalini energy restores self confidence and courage while passing through the heart energy center of a person with an addiction. Previous feelings of fear and attachment are no longer seen.


Sahaja Yoga meditation could eliminate numerous tendencies in people who haven’t started drinking but who have a tendency for it. This method is unique because it cures the addiction itself in people who consume a lot of alcohol.


We suggest you join Sahaja Yoga sessions closest to your home but if you do not have any Sahaja Yoga centers near you you can learn how to meditate yourself from the online program on our website.


The power within us


All humans have a dormant energy (Kundalini) within them which can be awakened. The Kundalini energy is in a coiled position within the sacrum bone located at the base of the spine. When the Kundalini is awakened, she rises along the parasympathetic nervous system within the body, nourishes and repairs all the energy centers (plexus – chakra). She also awakens the qualities of these chakras within the person.


She balances the activity of the organs and glands regulated by the chakras. Transmission takes place from the sympathetic nervous system to the parasympathetic nervous system and a constructive energy starts functioning in the body rather than a destructive one. This is one of the reasons why people look much younger than their real age in Sahaja Yoga.


Habits, addictions, behaviour, reactions, method and quality of communication all come into balance in a person whose Kundalini is awakened. Your Kundalini energy can easily be awakened with Sahaja Yoga meditation. You can experience this immediately if you wish. You must meditate regularly to be able to overcome your addictions such as smoking and drinking. You can attend Sahaja Yoga centers or programs in your city. If there are no prorgams then you can try signing up to our online program.