April is Alcohol Awareness Month!

Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. This April, during Alcohol Awareness Month, Attract encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about thedangers of drinking too much.  12 people per 10,000 are killed by DUI in Polk County annually.

If you are drinking too much, you can improve your health by cutting back or quitting.  Here are some strategies to help you cut back or stop drinking:

  • Limit your drinking to no more than 1 drink a day for women or 2 drinks a day for men.
  • Keep track of how much you drink.
  • Don't drink when you are upset.
  • Avoid places where people drink a lot.
  • Make a list of reasons not to drink.

If you are concerned about someone else’s drinking, offer to help.