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Alcohol Awareness Month
April is Alcohol Awareness Month
Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. This April during Alcohol Awareness Month Americans are encouraged to educate themselves and their loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much. In addition, individuals are encourage to evaluate personal drinking patterns to identify risky behaviors, and make changes if indicated.
If someone is drinking too much, they can improve their health by cutting back or quitting. Here are some strategies to help cut back or stop drinking:
- Limit drinking to no more than 1 drink a day for women or 2 drinks a day for men.
- Keep track of how much is consumed.
- Choose a day each week when not to drink.
- Don’t drink when upset.
- Avoid places where people drink a lot.
- Make a list of reasons not to drink.
If you are concerned about someone’s drinking you can offer to help by identifying resources such as an Employee Assistance Program or guidancesreources.com that can help someone begin to address drinking issues.
For anyone who drinks visit http://rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/. This site offers valuable, research-based information. Rethinking Drinking can help you understand your drinking habits and how they may affect your health.