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One of Bayrock Founders, Tevfik Arif, reveals Shocking Statistics on Alchohol Abuse

One of Bayrock Founders, Tevfik Arif, reveals Shocking Statistics on Alchohol Abuse

You may not be able to tell where Tevfik Arif Bayrock draws the inspiration he has to fight alcoholism and drug abuse. When you listen to him, you will get passionate personnel in him. He gets into the bottom of your heart. The man has changed thousands of lives from alcohol abuse.

Eastern Europe where Tevfik hails from is leading in the world in consumption of alcohol. Belarus happens to be the leading country in the world. Other countries in Eastern Europe include Russia, Lithuania, and the Czech Republic. All these countries top the data when the effects of alcohol come to metrics.

Arif Bayrock shares statistics on how alcohol has taken effect in the world. Of course, alcohol has had its fair share of good history in the past. People had the best social relations through liquor. The side effect is a depressant; it is used as a stress reliever at some point although it is not a total remedy to stress.

On the other hand, the detrimental effects are also evident; social crime, addiction, conflicts, diseases related to alcohol like cirrhosis, etc. road accidents have also been on the rise because of alcohol-related influence. 30% of the accidents are linked to alcohol in a way or the other.

Tevfik Arif Bayrock lost his father at the age of fifteen to alcohol. The incident disoriented the family in a myriad of ways. They had to drop out of school and even got kicked out of their house because of unpaid loans. The relatives adopted some of his siblings. Tevfik father’s death tore their family apart.

It is not only the father of Tevfik Arif Bayrock that has or will succumb to alcohol-related death. In the world, 3.3 million people die annually because of alcohol consumption.  Besides this high figure, 240 million people suffer from the dependency on alcohol each year.

Causes Of Alcohol Dependency

Many reasons may lead a person and eventually a country to lean on alcohol. Tevfik Arif Bayrock links leisure to his father’s addiction-drinking and driving. Well, looking at the global scale, causes of alcohol vary from one person to the other, and from one country to the other, however, they are somehow similar.

In Belarus where Tevfik Arif Bayrock has so much interest in; has the highest consumption rate in the world living in the rural areas. Their consumption is linked to factors such as lack of entertainment like libraries, clubs and other recreational activities that can help provide alternatives to alcohol. So, in any case, alcohol cannot be postponed.

The same country, Belarus, is in the worst of its economic tide. The citizens result in taking alcohol to reduce the economic frustrations. The consumption of alcohol per person in Belarus is at 17 liters per year with eleven percent of the total population depending on liquor.

In a country like Moldova, the consumption of alcohol is about 16.8 liters per person per year.  The state is the best producer of wine in the world but suffers similar conditions to those of Belarus. The economic setup and poverty are more or less the same. This could be a reason why Moldova suffers the high alcohol consumption in the world.

More shocking revelations that Tevfik Arif Bayrock puts to light is that, in Russia’s deaths, 30% are caused by alcohol, either through accidents or diseases related to consumption. In the 1990s after the fall of the Soviet Union, most Russians indulged in high alcohol consumption to mask themselves from the depression resulting from the weak economy. In Romania, it is worse concerning domestic violence and homicides. 70% of the domestic violence is related to alcohol.

When Tevfik Arif Bayrock was looking at most of the causes of alcoholism, the common denominator is the stress and depression related to the weak economy. The others are as a result of environmental factors like Belarus.

Projected Solutions

Between 1920- 1933, America put a ban on importation, transportation, and the sale of alcohol. Literary, they banned alcohol. In the first few months, there was a decline of about 30% in consumption. Unfortunately, that procedure was not adequate. There was a lot of black market in alcohol sale and distribution.

Within a short while, the consumption of alcohol went up by more than 70% from the original rating before the ban. It is a practical case in America. The same method was used in marijuana and eventually it led to the liberalization of the drug.

Tevfik Arif Bayrock has been instrumental in most countries in Eastern Europe in the bid to create the right intervention measures to curb the alcohol tragedy. The failures in America have been a barometer to establish more effective modalities to the addiction, dependency, and alternatives to alcohol consumption.

Among the laws that have appeared more useful is the age limit to the consumers. Belarus and Moldova are considering raising the age limit to 20-21. That will be the minimum age that will be allowed to consume alcohol should the bills see the day of light in the parliament.

In Turkey, where Tevfik Arif Bayrock was born, the duty on alcohol has gone up by 10%. That translates to a very high increase in the price of wine and spirits. The average increment is about a 400% increase in price. The amount has made excessive consumption of alcohol to be unfavorable.

Many citizens of turkey have resolved to brew the beer at home. The process is natural but it takes time. Tevfik Arif Bayrock reveals that many people in Turkey take at least three days before taking at least 300ml of vodka in a week. Naturally, the majority of the population is controlled by regular drinking.

Among many other recommendations that Tevfik Arif Bayrock has brought on board includes the establishment of rehabilitation centers which are already in place in Romania. Romania has suffered so much from the lack of a Rehabilitation center as an immediate intervention measure.

Further suggestions by Tevfik Arif Bayrock encourage governments to sensitize parents on the need to guide children and especially the teenagers on the importance of keeping off alcohol. He advises on the building of the emotional intelligence of the children to be able to make rational decisions whenever they get exposed to conditions that subject them to alcohol influence by the peers.

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Tevfik Arif

Tofik Arifov (Russian: Тофик Арифов; born May 1953), also known as Tevfik Arif, is a Soviet-born Turkish real estate developer and investor. He is the founder of the Bayrock Group, a real estate development and investment company known for its business with Donald Trump. Bayrock and Trump were partners on the troubled Trump SoHo and the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Fort Lauderdale, which was sold after it defaulted.

Early life and career

Tevfik Arif was born Tofik Arifov in a Turkish family in Dshambul, Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic.[2][5] He received an international relations degree from a Moscow university.[2] Prior to the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Arif worked for the USSR’s Ministry of Commerce and Trade for 17 years. He served as the deputy director of its Department of Hotel Management.[6] Arif resigned from the ministry in 1991 and founded Speciality Chemicals Trading Company, an export-import business trading in rare metals, chrome, and raw materials.[2][7] He then worked as an “agent on the ground” in Kazakhstan for Trans World Group, a natural resources company run by David and Simon Reuben.

Arif moved to Turkey in 1993. He had owned the Turkish jewellery business Alset Dis Ticaret since 1979.[2] In 1999, Arif partnered with the Rixos hotel chain to open the Labada luxury hotel in Antalya, Turkey.

Following the independence of Kazakhstan, Arif and his brother secured ownership of ACCP, a chromium plant in Aktobe that had headquarters in the British Virgin Islands.[5] The brothers developed ties to the “Kazakh Trio” — Alexander Mashkevitch, Patokh Chodiev, and Alijan Ibragimov. They later established offshore real estate companies to fund high-end developments in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and Turkey.