April is Alcohol Awareness Month
April is Alcohol Awareness Month, an opportunity to raise awareness about alcohol abuse and encourage people to make healthy and safe choices.
Alcohol is one of the most commonly used drugs in the United States. Americans drink alcohol for a number of reasons to include relieving stress, celebrating milestones, and relaxing with family and friends. However, when alcohol is abused or misused, tragedies occur. In Virginia alone, there were more than 6,624 drunk driving incidents and 272 alcohol related deaths according to 2020 Virginia Traffic Crash Facts.
Recognizing the warning signs of alcohol abuse and receiving proper treatment can make a significant impact with the recovery process. Warning signs that might indicate a person is having issues with alcohol include decreased energy, denial of substance abuse, short-term memory loss, mood swings and more.
During this month, take time to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of alcohol abuse.
The Fort Belvoir Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) encourages everyone to raise awareness about alcohol abuse and act as a positive influence inspiring others to make healthy and safe choices.
Join in with Fort Belvoir ASAP and other organizations across the nation in support of Alcohol Awareness Month. For more information on how to get involved, contact the Fort Belvoir ASAP Prevention Coordinator at 703-805-1010 or visit the ASAP Facebook page here.
By Fort Belvoir Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)