April may be Alcohol Awareness Month, but understanding the dangers of alcohol abuse and addiction is a year-round endeavor. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence reports that one in every 12 adults in the U.S. suffers from alcohol abuse or dependence. Millions more Americans engage in binge drinking patterns.
If you or someone you know struggles with alcohol abuse, you are not alone. Because of the prevalence of poor drinking habits, it is important to understand the health risks posed by excessive alcohol consumption in the long term.
We have created an infographic to show some of the mental and physical effects that alcohol can have on your health. If you know someone else who would benefit from the information in it, please share it with them. People tell us that our infographics make valuable handouts, so feel free to print this one out. You can find some of our other infographics here and here.
One of our clinicians, Priscilla Brown, was featured in an article about the effects alcohol and drugs in general have, especially on teens. Priscilla was interviewed as part of National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, which is held the last full week of January each year. You can learn some of her advice here.