April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Alcohol is one of the most commonly abused drugs in April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Alcohol is one of the most commonly abused drugs in America, which makes it very dangerous. To help save a life, here are four reasons to start paying attention to alcohol abuse in the people in your life.
Reasons to Pay Attention To Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol abuse can effect just about everyone. Any of the categories such as income, race, education, and age do not play a role in abuse of alcohol. It has been normalized in society because of how common it is. If notice someone drinking more alcohol than usually, you should talk to them and tell him or her that you care.
Many people do not think alcohol is dangerous because it is not as dangerous as other drugssuch as heroin or cocaine. Drinking alcohol in social situations is heavily influenced by peers, so many people start drinking at an early age. “The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) reports that nearly six percent of all deaths worldwide are due to alcohol-related causes.”
Alcoholism can be avoidable but many people still abuse it. Alcohol has been known to be used to drain any emotional or physical pain that does not want to be felt. People may drink and pass out to avoid or forget things, but it doesn’t make them go away because they will still be there when they wake up.
Children learn by example of their parents or adults in their lives. If the adults are drinking a lot and abusing alcohol, the children will think it is a normal thing to do. Children that grow up with adults that have healthy relationships with alcohol will be less likely to abuse it when getting older.
Alcohol abuse can happen to anyone at any age. The more it is abuse the more dangerous the effects can be. If you know someone that might be abusing alcohol, don’t be afraid to talk to them and tell them you care and love them.