The main message reads: “Ka mõõdukas alkoholitarvitamine
(Even moderate alcohol consumption) KURNAB organismi (compromises / exhausts the system) ja SOODUSTAB haiguste teket” (and promotes / contributes to the inception of disease).
Information on amounts consumed, effects, precautions, facts, particularly
for young people and where to get help can be found at a new website (www.alkoinfo.ee).
This is important news to drive home to Estonians. In case they
were in denial. “Meil on ka üheksa diagnoosi, kus sõna “alkohol” on juba tõve
nimes sees,” märkis Jesse. – “We have nine diagnoses, in which the word alcohol
is part of the disease name,” notes Jesse. One of them being alkohoolne
kardiomüopaatia or “alcohol-related” cardiomyopathy; heart muscle disease caused
by alcohol toxicity.