Excessive alcohol use increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. This April during Alcohol Awareness Month, Oneida County Health Department encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much. To spread the word and prevent alcohol abuse, Oneida County Health Department 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.
- Don’t drink when you are upset.
- Avoid places where people drink a lot.
- Make a list of reasons not to drink.
If you are concerned about someone else’s drinking, offer to help.
HOPE LINE: 800 NCACALL (24 hour Affiliate referral)
Join the Oneida County Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Coalition, (AODA) Coalition: Meetings are held 10:30-1200 on the 4th Monday of even months at the Oneida County Health Dept. (Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., & Dec.) 715-369-6111.
Resources: http://www.ncadd.org/ and US Dept. of Health and Human Services search healthfinder.gov