Alcohol Awareness Month takes place every April and is designed to reduce the stigma surrounding alcoholism and provide those struggling with useful resources and recovery tools.
The program was originally introduced by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) to educate college students on the dangers of drinking too much, but it has developed into a national movement to help ensure those with drinking problems get the help they need.
Dealing With Denial
Addiction is a disease and requires medical treatment, but many people still see it as a behavioral defect or a lack of self-control. Due to this stigma, many people refuse to acknowledge that they have a problem, and well-meaning loved ones sometimes enable addictive behaviors.
Often, people who are battling alcoholism underestimate the amount they are drinking or the seriousness of their problem or overestimate their ability to quit. Similarly, loved ones may not know how to talk to this person about their addictive behaviors or simply feel uncomfortable acknowledging the gravity of the problem.
As part of Alcohol Awareness Month, many organizations provide valuable resources to people with substance abuse disorders and their families.
Start Your Journey With Mt. Sinai Today
If you need help with alcohol addiction, your path to healing starts at Mt. Sinai. Our structured residential program addresses your physical, mental, and emotional needs and gives you tools to get sober – and stay that way.
When you join our program, you will have access to top physicians and clinicians, eat chef-prepared meals, and heal in a private, stress-free environment surrounded by 42 acres of beautiful wilderness.
To participate in Alcohol Awareness Month, we’d also like to share some additional resources with you.
In addition to speaking with our knowledgeable staff, you can:
- Read our blog to learn how to spot the signs of alcohol addiction.
- Listen to The Recovery Show podcast.
- Learn about alcohol addiction treatment with the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
- Visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website for information and statistics about alcoholism.
- Explore Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings in your neighborhood.
- Call the SAMHSA National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1- 800-273-TALK (8255) in case of emergency.
We look forward to joining you on your journey toward recovery. Celebrate Alcohol Awareness Month by getting started today!