Why not just say no to alcohol completely? It’s a serious question that many Americans are considering. As it becomes more apparent how harmful drinking can be, many might want to consider swearing off the substance for good. Just because alcohol is legal does not mean it’s safe.
We know that there are unintended consequences of alcohol consumption. We know that drinking alcohol can lead to poor choices, drunk driving, fights, public drunkenness, legal issues, unhealthy sexual decisions, bad hangovers, failed drug tests, career problems, family problems, and so on.
There is a lot of information out there about alcohol abuse, alcohol misuse, alcoholism, alcohol dependence, alcohol poisoning, binge drinking, over drinking, and all of the other, many factors that play into alcohol consumption.
Maybe you’re accustomed to kicking back with your friends and having a few beers over the weekend. But this month, how about participating in Alcohol Awareness Month sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Alcohol Dependence.
In the last few years, new studies have shed light on the age that young people reach physical maturity and it’s not 18. It’s also not 21. It’s 25.
“Palcohol” – powdered alcohol – was approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). Palcohol is the brainchild of Mark Phillips. After years of work, he developed a method for drying and packaging alcohol.
Despite laws, despite the fact that many parents warn their children against using alcohol when they are underage, the vast majority of our adolescents drink alcohol. You can see exactly how many in this chart from the Surgeon General’s 2007 Call to Action to end underage drinking.
The Huffington Post published an article by a young woman who began to realize that her frequent and excessive drinking might well be creating problems for her. Courageously, she decided to go a year without drinking and see what happened.
But how many lives were saved? In the news, there was a rather obscure piece of news that might have much bigger meaning than you think. On US Forest Service land outside Boise, Idaho, the police broke up a teen drinking party that was taking place out in the woods.
Courtesy of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Alcohol Awareness Month is observed in April each year. To kick things off, is the Alcohol-Free Weekend early in the month.