SATYAMEV JAYATE episode 9: Aamir Khan sheds light on the root cause of alcoholism

“Alcoholism is not an addiction, it’s a disease,” says one of the doctors appearing on the show who has over the years helped people get rid of this malicious habit. After talking about the after effects of this disease, Khan also makes it a point to have a chat with victims who have nipped their alcohol abuse problems in the bud quite successfully

The ninth episode of SJ couldn’t get more intense. From families who have lost their loved ones to victims who have emerged as winners by quitting alcohol, Aamir made sure he took a comprehensive approach while dealing with this issue. So while he spoke to alcoholics, he also made sure to hear their family’s viewpoints. As he lent a patient ear to a habitual drinker, he also bought to fore the plight of innumerable housewives who have endured their husbands’ intoxicated behavior, which has been nothing but downright ruthless. There are also people who have fallen prey to mere bad luck. A father lost his teenage son in a drunken driving accident. And the worst part is, he became all the more difficult to console when he found that there wasn’t a single trace of alcohol in his son’s body. It was his son’s friend who was at the wheel and was inebriated to the hilt.

The show took a much lighter turn when Khan invited a guest who got himself rid of alcohol addiction by enrolling in a rehab program. The audience burst into laughter when the guest, who requested anonymity, made a gag about how he had become an expert when it came to knowing the names of the medicines and injections needed to treat liver problems, by-heart.

Khan also spoke to an established editor who’s currently in an enviable position in the world of writing. But when the guest spoke about how he got entangled into the vicious clutches of alcoholism, which led him to spend days and months on the streets of Delhi, his story left us dumbstruck. He spoke about how it was too late to ask for forgiveness from his dad, as by the time he came to his senses, his father was no more. In a bid to convey that one must rectify their mistakes before they lose their near and dear ones, the editor made sure he share’s his story so that no one takes the same route again. As Javed Akhtar quipped that it’s okay to be bad, but it’s not okay to be foolish – which you are when you’re drunk, we think this episode of SJ has already set the alarm bells ringing. But the good news is that there are various NGOs and support groups who are working extremely hard to eradicate this problem called ‘alcoholism’ from the society…Subscribe to me on YouTube

  • M.S.CHOUHAN.

    Dear Amir khan ,I am very happy that you have started smj taking various topics out of screen activities.I request you to work against corruption in courts.Due to heavy corruption in courts &police innocent people are suffering a lot ,I am one of victim of the same.After all country should know what is happening in our courts.

  • jyoti

    Aamir you’r this episode is good as others. alcoholism is detoriating not only our country BUT FAMILIES ALSO.

  • preety vats agarwal

    mai apne husband ki alchohal ki buri lat churana chahti hoon,i want your contact no

  • tarika

    my brother in law is a die hard drunker. he has made my sister’s life hell.all r in stress. can u help in some way

  • Lincy

    I need the help line number for the alcohol Addiction Treatment

    • pravin s katre

      i need the help line no alholic

  • misha

    plzz give me h help line number

  • sreedevi.

    hi sir, i congratulate u for the programme satyameva jayate. so many people used to think and do somany things like you did, all of them donot get oppartunity,your programme is an ispration for people like us to fullfill our duty towards our country.i request you send me the help line nos. thank u and wish u all the best.

  • Vishnu Sharma

    Can you give me a number for quitting who can help me providing medical help

  • Vir Singh Rana

    hello,
    I required a helpline number..for my father
    Please provide…
    thnx


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