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 33rd annual Alcohol Awareness Month with the hope of improving public awareness and education, as well as to reduce associated stigma. This year's theme, "Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow", focuses on education about treatment and addiction, with a focus on youth and steps parents can take to foster a better understanding of the impact of alcohol on lives (NCADD). Part of this year's Alcohol Awareness Month includes an Alcohol-Free Weekend during April 5-7, 2019 with the aim of raising awareness of how alcohol use affects communities (NCADD).
If you drink alcoholic beverages, it's important to know whether your drinking patterns are safe, risky or harmful. Not everyone who needs help seeks professional treatment. If you've tried to cut back, or you are worried that your drinking will lead to problems with your family or your job call EAP. For a free, anonymous, confidential screening, take our Mental Health Screening.
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
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: 03/26/2019