April is Alcohol Awareness Month

/ 29/03/2012 /

alcohol awarenessAlcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month is an opportunity to raise awareness of alcohol abuse and encourage people to make healthy and safe choices about the types and amounts of alcohol they consume.

Warning Signs of Alcohol Abuse

A "yes" to any of the following questions may indicate a problem with alcohol:
  • Do you drink alone when you feel angry or sad?    
  • Does your drinking ever make you late for work?  
  • Does your drinking worry your family?   
  • Do you ever drink after telling yourself you won't?  
  • Do you ever forget what you did while drinking?
  • Do you get headaches or have a hangover after drinking?

Strategies to Cut Back or Quit Drinking

There are many strategies that can be used to cut back on or quit drinking. To get started:

  • Keep track of your drinking and set a drinking limit.    
  • Try to avoid places where heavy drinking occurs.
  • Ask for help from a doctor, family, or friends.   
  • If you keep alcohol in your home, keep only a limited supply.

Drinking too much alcohol can lead to health problems, including alcohol poisoning, hangovers, and an increased risk of heart disease.

This April, during Alcohol Awareness Month, Re:sourxe encourages you to take this time to educate yourself, your patients, and your loved ones about the dangers of alcohol abuse.

If you (or someone you know) are drinking too much, you can improve your health by cutting back or quitting. Keep track of how much you drink, avoid places where over drinking occurs, and find new ways to deal with stress.

Sponsor: National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD)