LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Lake County Behavioral Health Services recognizes April as 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, Lake County Behavioral Health Services encourages everyone to educate themselves about the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption.
To spread the word and prevent alcohol misuse and abuse, Lake County Behavioral Health Services is joining other organizations across the county to honor Alcohol Awareness Month.
Behavioral Health Services provides alcohol misuse, abuse, prevention, intervention and treatment services by offering individual, family, group counseling and education. This is done in collaboration with and support from local partnering agencies.
“Promoting awareness around alcohol misuse and abuse plays an important role in the prevention of trauma and other hardships individuals sometimes face in their daily lives,” said Behavioral Health Service Substance Use Services Programs Manager April Giambra. “We owe it to our loved ones, the members of our community, and to ourselves, to ask those difficult questions and offer support in their responses.”
If you or someone you know is experiencing problems related to alcohol use or misuse, you can improve your health by cutting back or quitting.
Here are some strategies Lake County Behavioral Health Services suggests to help you limit or stop drinking:
· Limit your drinking to no more than one drink per day for women or two drinks per 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, and contact Lake County Behavioral Health Services for additional resources. The agency can be reached at 707-274-9101 or 707-994-7090.