The first step in combating any problem involves raising awareness. Accordingly, we observe Alcohol Awareness Month each year in April. What happens then and why should you participate? Here are some facts you need to know.
Alcohol Awareness in April
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) educates people on issues related to drug and alcohol use. They sponsor this annual event, which was first introduced in 1987. During Alcohol Awareness Month, numerous activities take place that are designed to spark conversation. Hopefully, out of those conversations many people will choose to seek treatment.
Why Have an Awareness Month?
Alcohol abuse has been a long-time problem in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports 88,000 deaths occur each year due to excessive drinking. This has amounted to more than 2.5 million years of potential life lost since 2006.
Alcohol Awareness Month aims to reverse this trend by encouraging people to seek treatment. Often, those with alcohol abuse disorder refuse to admit they have a drinking problem. Many change their tune when they are bombarded with information about alcoholism at seemingly every turn. We hope that this year, several will visit a Portland alcohol addiction treatment center such as Crestview.
Signs of Alcohol Abuse
Thanks to Alcohol Awareness Month, people become empowered to speak with loved ones about their drinking problem. If you or a family member show signs of alcohol dependency, don’t put off going to rehab. You could need to visit Crestview Recovery if you:
- Regularly consume more than four drinks per day or 14 per week (for men), or 3 drinks daily or more than seven weekly (for women)
- Go out of your way to avoid activities that do not involve alcohol
- Have difficulty paying bills because of your alcohol use
- Routinely pass out from drinking
- Feel shaky or “out of whack” when you do not have alcohol
Treatment for Alcohol Abuse Disorder
For those suffering from alcohol abuse disorder, we offer a variety of programs such as:
- Yoga therapy
- Depression and anxiety treatment
- Life skills rehab
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Not sure which of these programs best suit you? No worries-our intake specialists are more than happy to assist. During admission, we’ll evaluate your case and come up with a treatment plan especially for you. That unique plan will continue until your dismissal, at which time we will also provide you with aftercare. That way, you can achieve sobriety quicker and maintain it for life.
Visit Crestview for Drug and Alcohol Rehab
At Crestview Recovery, we are here to help you whether it’s during Alcohol Awareness Month or at any other time. Don’t delay seeking treatment-contact us today at 8662620531. We’ll connect you with a rehab specialist who will help you take the first step toward recovery.