April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. This April, during Alcohol Awareness Month, OnSite Health encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much. 

On average, someone dies as a result of drunk driving every 53 minutes; an injury occurs every 90 seconds. To spread the word and prevent alcohol abuse in our community, OnSite Health 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. For more related information on Alcohol Awareness Month click this link for the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc..