Football is the way to fight youth alcoholism in Mexico

Football and sports in general, because of their powerful social integration, are one of the ways to combat youth alcoholism in Mexico, said a Mexican official today.

"We are talking about excessive consumption in which parents and society are being permissive for that, we need to work together," she added.  Photo: Rum and coke, Pixabay
"We are talking about excessive consumption in which parents and society are being permissive for that, we need to work together," she added. Photo: Rum and coke, Pixabay

"The basis for attacking this problem is information and education for society in general and for parents in particular," said Dr. Nora Frías, director of the National Council against Addictions (Conadic).

The National Council against Addictions (Conadic) and the Mexican football team Tigres UANL formalized an alliance to promote the sport among young people.

Finally, she said that although alcohol is accepted in the country's football stadiums, the Conadic is not in a position to request that the sale of this product be restricted in sports facilities.

"That would have to talk to several instances. We can make suggestions, but we would have to lobby with several institutions, "she concluded.

In Mexico, the number of young people who consume alcohol has increased and currently more than 50% of adolescents age 17 or younger begin drinking from an early age, according to the National Survey on Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Consumption.

via: La Tribuna