Of all the dangerous substances people consume when people think about someone with an addiction, alcohol is the most widely used and most socially accepted. For many people, alcohol causes them no issues and often little consequences. Many people “drinking normally” during their lives- a couple drinks to relax after work or while out to dinner with friends, while out at a club or in a bar, socially at home with a spouse or their neighbors, or while out at a sporting event. According to a 2019 study, 85.6% of American adults ages 18 and older reported that they had consumed alcohol at some point in their lifetime, while 69.5% reported that they had drank alcohol within the past [...]
April 2021 is Alcohol Awareness Month. A public health awareness campaign held annually each April, Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 by the National Council for Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) to increase awareness, education, and understanding of the dangers of alcohol, especially in young people, causes of alcoholism, and treatment of alcohol use disorder. Through national, regional, state, and local events, Alcohol Awareness Month attempts to spread awareness about alcohol use disorder and alcoholism, reduce the stigma association with alcoholism and addiction, and bring education, understanding, and resources to communities throughout the country. The importance of Alcohol Awareness Month now is as important as it was when it began in 1987, as alcohol is the most used [...]
Drinking in college is often something that comes with the territory for students. Being away from home for the first time, making new friends, and having new experiences, often alcohol is a guest at any college party of social function. According to recent surveys, drinking is a normal part of the college experience for many students. 54.9% of full-time college students between the ages of 18 to 22 reported drinking alcohol within the past month, with 36.9% reported partaking in binge drinking behavior in the same time frame. Overall, 80% of college students reported that they regularly drank alcohol while attending a college or university. However, what happens with college students when their drinking goes too far? What [...]
While alcohol is a legal substance that is socially acceptable, for those individuals suffering from alcohol misuse, alcohol use disorder, or alcoholism, the withdrawal symptoms from alcohol and going through alcohol detox can be much worse than any illicit or illegal substance.
April is Alcohol Awareness Month throughout America in 2020. Alcohol Awareness Month, organized by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), is a public health program organized to increase community outreach and education regarding the dangers of