Alcohol Awareness Month
Did you know that a can of beer, 5 ounces of wine, and 1.5 ounces of liquor all contain approximately the same amount of alcohol? Or that having more than one drink in a day for women and more than two drinks in a day for men is considered “at-risk” drinking,” per the National Institutes of Health (NIH)?
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) is sponsoring its 31st annual Alcohol Awareness Month with the hope of improving public awareness and education, as well as to reduce associated stigma. Reducing underage drinking is also an especially important NCADD goal this year, as reflected in this year’s theme: “Changing Attitudes: It’s not a ‘rite of passage.’” Given that the typical American will see 100,000 beer commercials before he or she turns 18, it is no surprise that alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States (NCADD). NIH also found that three out of ten adults in the U.S. drink in ways that place them at risk for negative effects such as accidents and liver disease. Staying within low-risk drinking guidelines can lessen your chances of developing alcohol-related problems.
For more information about Alcohol Awareness Month and alcohol use, please go to:
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) website
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) website
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Partners EAP can help Partners employees and family members who are struggling with their own alcohol use, and those who are concerned about someone who is using alcohol.
For more information or to discuss addiction concerns please contact Partners Employee Assistance Program at 1-866-724-4EAP.
In case of emergency, please call 911 or your local hospital emergency service.
This information is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. Please consult your doctor or healthcare provider for advice about a medical condition.
This content was last modified on: 03/30/2018