Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. April is Alcohol Awareness Month and St. Hope Foundation encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much.
In Texas alone, there were 1323 drunk driving accidents reported in 2016. To spread the word and prevent alcohol abuse, St. Hope 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.
Take The Test
The Faculty Staff Assistance Program at Emory has a great screen tool to assess drinking habits called Worried About My Drinking Habits: Alcohol Use Disorder. The tool is free. To assess your drinking habits CLICK HERE.
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