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, WESTFIELD PREMIER PHYSICIANS encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much.
In Indiana during 2014 thirty-two percent of traffic fatalities were alcohol related. To spread the word and prevent alcohol abuse, Westfield Premier Physicians is joining other organizations across the country to honor Alcohol Awareness Month.
If you are drinking too much, you can improve your health by cutting back or quitting. Here are some strategies to help you cut back or stop drinking:
- Limit your drinking to no more than 1 drink a day for women or 2 drinks a day for men
- Keep track of how much you drink
- Choose a day each week when you will not drink
- Don’t drink when you are upset
- Limit the amount of alcohol you keep at home
- Avoid places where people drink a lot
- Make a list of reasons not to drink
Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer.
The good news? We can all do our part to prevent alcohol misuse or abuse. Spread the word about strategies for preventing alcohol misuse or abuse and encourage communities, families, and individuals to get involved.
How can Alcohol Awareness Month make a difference?
We can use this month to raise awareness about alcohol abuse and act to prevent it, both at home and in the community.
If you or a family member are suffering from alcohol dependence or withdrawal, please call our office to discuss this issue.