Alcohol Awareness Month- How much is too much?

Alcohol Awareness Month- How much is too much?

This Alcohol Awareness Month, let’s commit ourselves to seeing the signs. Alcoholism is the 3rd leading lifestyle-related cause of death in the nation. Up to 40% of all hospital beds in the United States (except for those being used by maternity and intensive care patients) are being used to treat health conditions that are related to alcohol consumption. A few simple steps can prevent alcohol from taking a substantial toll on your loved ones.

The Decimal Point to Stop

  • Is your loved one’s life deteriorating because of alcohol?
  • Has your loved one become lazy or lethargic lately?
  • Are your loved ones showing temper tantrums if denied alcohol?
  • Is he/she feeling anxious without a drink?
  • Is he/she getting panic attacks without a drink?
  • Has your loved one had trouble remembering lately?
  • Are blood pressure levels sporadic?

If you are noticing any of the above sings, then it is time to take action. Drinking beyond a point can increase the risk of: Cancer, Injuries, Liver problems, Dementia & Alzheimer’s.

You can provide therapy as part of the weaning off process. Stomping out any stigmas attached to alcohol addiction is necessary for the whole family and to ensure they know it is completely reversible and recoverable.

The 3 AYA’s of Alcohol

  1. Are you aware of how many drinks you have daily?
  2. Are you aware of how much alcohol each drink carries?
  3. Are you aware of yourself after having a drink?

If the answer to any of the questions above is negative, it is time to rethink. For more information on assisting your loved one, contact us.

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