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Alcohol Awareness Month 2017

Source:  https://www.ncadd.org/about-ncadd/events-awards/alcohol-awareness-month

Alcohol Awareness Month provides a focused opportunity across America to increase awareness and understanding of alcoholism, its causes, effective treatment and recovery. It is an opportunity to decrease stigma and misunderstandings in order to dismantle the barriers to treatment and recovery, and thus, make seeking help more readily available to those who suffer from this disease.

Each April, NCADD’s National Network of Affiliates and other supporting organizations across the country will use this opportunity to address the Nation’s #1 public health problem through a broad range of media strategies, awareness campaigns, programs and events in their local communities.

Alcohol and drug use by young people is extremely dangerous–both to themselves and to society–and is directly associated with traffic fatalities, violence, suicide, educational failure, alcohol overdose, unsafe sex and other problem behaviors, even for those who may never develop a dependence or addiction.

Alcohol-Free Weekend

An integral part of NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month is Alcohol-Free Weekend, which takes place on the first weekend of April to raise public awareness about the use of alcohol and how it may be affecting individuals, families, businesses and our communities. During Alcohol-Free Weekend, NCADD extends an open invitation to all Americans to engage in three alcohol-free days. Those individuals or families who experience difficulty or discomfort in this 72-hour experiment are urged to contact local NCADD affiliates, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Al-Anon to learn more about alcoholism and its early symptoms.

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Getting Treatment for Addiction

Treatment for Addiction is not a “One Size Fits All”.

Someone you care about is drinking too much and/or doing drugs.  You see them getting worse.  It’s like you don’t know who they are anymore.  They are breaking your trust, failing in their responsibilities; you talk to them …but nothing.  What can you do?  You know they need help but what kind?  In-patient?  Go away for 30 days or more?  Outpatient so they can keep their job before they lose it?

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Mean Drunk? New Research Confirms It’s a Real Thing

Source: https://www.scramsystems.com/blog/2016/07/mean-drunk-new-research-confirms-real-thing/

“While people respond to alcohol in different ways, new research published in the peer-reviewed journal Psychopharmacology shows that in heavy drinkers, alcohol can fuel feelings of aggression, making them “mean” drunks.” Full Story >>>