Alcohol Awareness Week is an annual event held by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) to raise awareness about alcohol abuse and addiction.
It can cause serious problems for those who drink too much, and even death for those who become addicted. This week, learn how to recognize signs of alcoholism and other addictions, and find resources that can help you cope with these disorders.
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If you suspect that someone you care about has a problem with alcohol, there are several ways to help them. First, talk to them about what they are doing. Ask them questions about drinking habits, such as when they start drinking, how often they drink, and whether they feel any effects after drinking. You might also ask them about their moods and behaviors before and after drinking.
Educate Yourself About the Effects of Alcohol
Second, encourage them to seek professional treatment. There are many different kinds of treatment available, including counseling, medication, and rehab programs. Third, support them through recovery. This means helping them find a program that works for them and encouraging them to stick with it.
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