A New Start, Inc. wants to recognize April as Alcohol Awareness Month
Alcohol is said to be one of the most deadly substances in America. Just in death toll alone, alcohol abuse related deaths are the third highest cause of death nationwide. There are more alcohol related deaths than any other substance. More than 88,000 deaths are annually attributed to excessive alcohol use according to the CDC*.
Most people do not view alcohol as a danger because it is legal. Under proper use alcohol consumption isn’t a problem for some people. However, for alcoholics and addicts, alcohol can be among the most deadly substances.
We see advertisements for alcohol everywhere starting from a young age. Most children are raised to assume that when they are of legal age, they will drink alcohol. Their parents have done it, their grandparents, it is just another tradition. What these alcohol advertisements leave out is that alcohol can be a deadly tradition. According to rehabs.com, about 7,000 children under 16 years of age in the U.S. drink their first alcoholic beverage everyday. Those who begin drinking before the age of 15 are four times more likely to develop an alcohol abuse problem than those who wait until they are of legal drinking age.
According to the NIAAA* 17 percent of men and 8 percent of women will be dependent on alcohol in their lifetime. This could mean, when you drink, the amount of alcohol consumed is more than the normal amount. An alcohol abuse problem could also mean that for some drinking every day is a necessity to function with life. Both of these are two totally different instances but they are both ways that alcohol may be abused. Some people are not alcoholics but still binge drink to where it is interfering with their ability normal function in life and may begin to create a problem.
The whole goal of the NCADD is to raise awareness to the disease of alcoholism and educate the public on warning signs of alcohol dependency or abuse. At A New Start, Inc. we have many different therapy programs to help those struggling with an addiction to alcohol. We have evidence based therapies to aid our clients into a life of recovery. A life without the dependency and abuse of alcohol is possible. Take the first step today and call A New Start, we are here for you 24/7: (561) 571-8849.