Alcohol Awareness Month was established by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) in 1987 to increase awareness in alcohol-related issues, and to encourage the public to take a stand against alcohol abuse.

Beyond The Road

Drinking and driving may get most of the attention when it comes to alcohol-related issues, but the problem doesn’t stop where the road ends. Alcohol-related health issues are not only common in the US, but they are also common throughout the entire world. The NCADD conducted a study and reported that there are more than 18 million people who are suffering from an alcohol-related disorder. Many families also suffer from behind closed doors.  It is estimated that alcohol is involved in at least 75% of all domestic abuse cases. Don’t hesitate to seek professional help if you or a loved one is a victim of domestic abuse.

Excessive Alcohol Use

Heavy drinking and binge drinking is widespread. The cost of excessive alcohol use in our country has an annual price tag of over $200 billion. Here are some tips to help prevent excessive alcohol use:

  1. Offer help to someone who is suffering from alcohol abuse
  2. Avoid alcohol-related events
  3. Limit the amount of alcohol in your house
  4. Drink water between drinks
  5. Remember that the U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommends no more than one drink per day for women and no more than two drinks a day for men
  6. Be wary of who you serve alcohol to

Seeking Treatment

The sad truth is that more than 88,000 people die every year from alcohol-related issues. Treatment could save your life, your relationships, and your criminal record. If you or a loved one is suffering from an alcohol-related disorder, you may want to seek treatment before it’s too late. Remember that the decision to seek professional help isn’t always easy and the support of family and friends is sometimes just as important as the treatment itself. has a list of the top drug and alcohol recovery centers in the Kansas City area:

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Jason C. Amerine
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