Tampa, April 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Alcohol Awareness Month began in 1987 and was previously funded by the National Council on Alcoholism and Dependence (NCADD). Each April, he will raise awareness in the community and explain how to prevent and treat an important national health problem. The project aspires to reduce the social stigma that exists with alcohol and educate people about how the disease is treated by providing information to family members as well as direct contact with sufferers.
Alcohol Awareness Month Story
April 2022 is alcohol awareness. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the new driving force in celebrating Alcohol Awareness Month.
For the past thirty-four years, the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (NCADD) has been the primary sponsor of Alcohol Awareness Month. NCADD was founded by Marty Mann.
Marty believed that alcoholism was a family problem and that education about the disease was essential.
These three ideas were formed from the basis of his message:
- Alcoholism is a disease and the alcoholic is a sick person.
- The alcoholic can be helped and deserves to be helped.
- Alcoholism is a public health problem and therefore a public responsibility.
Mrs. Mann died in 1980, her organization continued on its way. Among his accomplishments were:
- successfully define alcohol use disorder as a disease and have it adopted as such by the American Medical Association
- Advocate for alcohol use disorders to be covered by health insurance so that more people can afford treatment,
- NCADD created the first Employee Assistance Program, a now popular way to help employees with addictions.
- And in 1987, they created Alcohol Awareness Month to raise awareness about heavy drinking and alcohol use disorders.
Alcohol addiction is one of the biggest health problems in the country. Underage drinking and alcohol-related causes such as traffic deaths are the third leading cause of death.
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s article on the facts and statistics of those who drink alcohol in the United States “An estimated 95,000 people (about 68,000 men and 27,000 women) die each year from alcohol-related causes, making alcohol the third-leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. The first is tobacco, and the second is poor diet and the physical inactivity.
Florida averages one alcohol-related death per 2,498 adults over the age of 18 or 4.0 deaths per 10,000 adults. 6,903 annual deaths attributable to excessive alcohol consumption. (National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, 2022).
In 2021, in Hillsborough County, Florida, 261 alcohol-impaired driving deaths out of 1,003 total deaths. Preventable deaths due to alcohol abuse cases would have saved 26%. (County Health Rankings and Roadmap)
Alcoholism and drug addiction
Alcohol remains the number one drug of choice for teenagers in America. Alcohol addiction is more likely to be the cause of a teenager’s murder than all illegal drugs combined.
Direct engagement with Alcohol Awareness Month will help raise awareness in your local community. April is alcohol awareness, so encourage your community to organize events and hold alcohol-free days to raise awareness and educate people about addiction and alcohol prevention programs.
The month-long campaign kicks off an alcohol-free weekend to raise awareness about the use of alcoholism and drug addiction.
Raising awareness of one of the nation’s biggest health problems can help those suffering from alcohol abuse find help.
What is binge drinking?
Heavy drinking usually consists of more than five drinks of excessive alcohol in a short period of time.
What is alcohol abuse?
The CDC states “For men, binge drinking is generally defined as drinking 15 or more drinks per week. For women, binge drinking is generally defined as drinking 8 or more drinks per week. week.”
Alcohol Awareness Month is all about quitting drinking
A better understanding of the causes of alcohol abuse can be found during national events such as Alcohol Awareness Month.
Alcohol Awareness Month is all about quitting drinking for multiple periods, for a weekend or a month-long period. Alcoholism is a preventable disease. Together, we can model accountability and eliminate social stigma to quit drinking altogether if that’s a person’s choice.
Quality treatment for alcohol dependence
Turning Point of Tampa has been a treatment provider for those who suffer from addiction, eating disorders, and dual diagnosis. Our drug and alcohol addiction rehabilitation program at our residential treatment center is designed for people struggling with a drug or alcohol use disorder.
At Turning Point of Tampa, we emphasize community and use a combination of clinical approaches. We offer a safe, sober and supportive environment. Using the twelve-step philosophy, we focus on the physical, emotional, spiritual and environmental factors of the whole person.
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