April is Alcohol Awareness Month!

For many years, Wisconsin has had the highest prevalence of alcohol use and overconsumption in the U.S., across all age groups and both sexes. Wisconsin’s rates of current use, heavy use and binge use of alcohol among adults remain the highest in the country.drinking

Read the full report from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Alcohol Awareness Month, sponsored by National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence, is an opportunity to raise awareness of alcohol abuse and encourage people to make healthy, safe choices.

Drinking too much alcohol can lead to health problems, including alcohol poisoning, hangovers, and an increased risk of heart disease. If you are drinking too much, you can improve your health by cutting back or quitting. Keep track of how much you drink, avoid places where overdrinking occurs, and find new ways to deal with stress. If you are concerned about someone else’s drinking, offer to help.

Warning Signs of Alcohol Abuse: If you answer “yes” to any of the following questions, you may have a problem with alcohol:

  • Do you drink alone when you feel angry or sad?
  • Does your drinking ever make you late for work?
  • Does your drinking worry your family?
  • Do you ever drink after telling yourself you won’t?
  • Do you ever forget what you did while drinking?
  • Do you get headaches or have a hangover after drinking?

If you or someone you know is struggling with a drinking problem, Aurora Behavioral Health Services offers treatment programs that can help.

If you or someone you know is battling addiction, contact Aurora Behavioral Health Services us — online or by phone at 1-877-666-7223 — as soon as possible.

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