Watch Online Episode 9 of Satyamev Jayate on Alcohol Abuse

Satyameva Jayate Aamir KhanEpisode 9 of Satyamev Jayate dealt with  Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse. The show discussed about the grave consequences of Alcoholism,  why the addiction happens and highlighted the losses incurred by people who were prone to it. For the sake of alcohol, Vijay Simha even took money from strangers. No one was spared, he says, and this eroded his social standing totally.

Alcohol does three things to a person: Makes them appear obnoxious, or silly, or both. ‘Laxman’, who has been sober for 14 years, says that doctors could only remove the alcohol from his body, but Alcoholics Anonymous helped him to remove it from his mind.

Alcoholics Anonymous helps alcoholics shake off and recover from their addiction.Psychiatrist Dr Ashish Deshpande explains that alcohol addiction is not a habit but a disease to which certain people are genetically prone.


For many people, drinking is a way to ease tensions, bond with friends, relax, enjoy a party, or ometimes join the boss for some official fun. But the tryst with alcohol was far from a happy one for Vijay Simha. From being a bright, successful journalist, he went to being a homeless destitute, all because alcohol had a vicious hold on him.

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Psychiatrist Dr. Ashish Deshpande explains that alcohol addiction is not a habit, it is a disease, determined by genetic factors. Recovered alcoholic ‘Laxman’ relates how he struggled with medical treatment for his alcoholism, and spent lakhs, but it was finally Alcoholics Anonymous that helped him kick the condition

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Sumir Anand tells how his son Curran went to a party with his friends after their 10th-standard
examinations. Curran was supposed to have returned home in a friend’s car with a driver, but instead he got into a car with an older boy driving. The car crashed, killing Curran and two other boys. Sumir Anand pleads with people never to drink and drive — getting behind the wheel of a car after having had alcohol is like wielding a deadly weapon.Curran Anand had not touched a drop — yet he and two others paid with their lives because someone else had been drinking.

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Psychiatrist Dr Vivek Benegal says that five per cent of people who drink become alcoholics, and 50 per cent of people who consume alcohol are hazardous drinkers. The norm for social drinking is two 30-ml measures of alcohol, and the international norm is never more than four pegs, but in India people usually drink five to six large pegs of alcohol at a time.

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Alcohol is as good or bad as its user. While it is ideal if people do not consume alcohol at all, if they do, they should do so responsibly and without causing harm or danger to themselves and to others.

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And now the Episode Song by Ram Sampath

How do you get back lost moments? Seek forgiveness for unknown mistakes? Munna Dhiman and Ram Sampath give words and music to the alcoholic’s pain.

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