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.

Yes No  
cid:image001.gif@01C9B758.97E2FB90     cid:image001.gif@01C9B758.97E2FB90    Do you think a party or social gathering isn’t fun unless alcohol is served?

cid:image001.gif@01C9B758.97E2FB90     cid:image001.gif@01C9B758.97E2FB90    Have family members, friends or coworkers ever commented on your drinking?

cid:image001.gif@01C9B758.97E2FB90     cid:image001.gif@01C9B758.97E2FB90    Do you have friends you drink with?

cid:image001.gif@01C9B758.97E2FB90     cid:image001.gif@01C9B758.97E2FB90    Do you look forward to your next drink?

cid:image001.gif@01C9B758.97E2FB90     cid:image001.gif@01C9B758.97E2FB90    If you only drink after work or on weekends, do you think you couldn’t have a problem?

cid:image001.gif@01C9B758.97E2FB90     cid:image001.gif@01C9B758.97E2FB90    Are family members or friends beginning to avoid you?

cid:image001.gif@01C9B758.97E2FB90     cid:image001.gif@01C9B758.97E2FB90    Have you unsuccessfully tried to cut down or quit using alcohol?

cid:image001.gif@01C9B758.97E2FB90     cid:image001.gif@01C9B758.97E2FB90    Do you hide your use from other people?

cid:image001.gif@01C9B758.97E2FB90     cid:image001.gif@01C9B758.97E2FB90    Are you beginning to distrust and avoid some people?

cid:image001.gif@01C9B758.97E2FB90     cid:image001.gif@01C9B758.97E2FB90    Do you get up the day after drinking and not remember what happened the night before?

cid:image001.gif@01C9B758.97E2FB90     cid:image001.gif@01C9B758.97E2FB90    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.