Do you know someone or perhaps recognize yourself in this article? If you are reading this and say yes to the question, it’s time to make a change.

Do you know someone who drinks too much? Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer.

The good news? We can all do our part to prevent alcohol misuse or abuse. April is Alcohol Awareness Month and we can help spread the word about strategies for preventing alcohol misuse or abuse and encourage communities, families, and individuals to get involved.

How can Alcohol Awareness Month make a difference?

We can use this month to raise awareness about alcohol abuse and take action to prevent it, both at home and in your community.

Here are just a few ideas:

Encourage friends or family members to make small changes, like keeping track of their drinking and setting drinking limits.

  • Share tips with parents to help them talk with their kids about the risks of alcohol use.
  • Ask doctors and nurses to talk to their patients about the benefits of drinking less or quitting.
  • Family, friends or co-workers, lets help spread the word and bring awareness to this issue!
  • For more information read this or talk to your family physician:

 www.huffingtonpost.com/kelly-fitzgerald/15-shocking-alcohol-stati_b_7010680.html

Be safe, be responsible!

Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

 

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