April is Alchol Awareness Month
Just the Facts
From the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
For most people who drink, alcohol is a pleasant accompaniment to social activities. Moderate alcohol use - up to two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women and older people - is not harmful for most adults. Nonetheless, a large number of people get into serious trouble because of their drinking. Currently, more than 14 million Americans, 1 in every 12 adults, abuse alcohol or are alcoholic. Several million more adults engage in risky drinking that could lead to alcohol problems. In addition, 53% of men and women in the United States report that one or more of their close relatives have a drinking problem.
Take the Alcohol Quiz
Read the following statements and answer yes or no.
Do you think a party or social gathering isn’t fun unless alcohol is served?
Have family members, friends or coworkers ever commented on your drinking?
Do you have friends you drink with?
Do you look forward to your next drink?
If you only drink after work or on weekends, do you think you couldn’t have a problem?
Are family members or friends beginning to avoid you?
Have you unsuccessfully tried to cut down or quit using alcohol?
Do you hide your use from other people?
Are you beginning to distrust and avoid some people?
Do you get up the day after drinking and not remember what happened the night before?
Do you have health problems as a result of your drinking?
Looking for an Answer?
If you answered yes to three or more questions it may be a sign that alcohol is starting to take over your life. The LIFELINE Program has helped hundreds of employees and their family members successfully deal with alcohol related problems. Call confidentially today: 1- 800-284-7575.