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Alcohol Awareness and Safety

Alcohol Awareness and Safety

Alcohol Facts and Risks According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

Health Risks

Awareness

Alcoholism has little to do with what kind of alcohol one drinks, how long one has been drinking, or even exactly how much alcohol one consumes. However, it has a great deal to do with a person's uncontrollable need for alcohol. Most alcoholics cannot just "use a little willpower" to stop drinking. The alcoholic is frequently in the grip of a powerful craving for alcohol, a need that can feel as strong as the need for food or water. While some people are able to recover without help, the majority of alcoholics need outside assistance to recover from their disease. Yet, with support and treatment, many are able to stop drinking and reclaim their lives.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Excessive Alcohol Is:

How Can I Contribute to the Prevention of Excessive Alcohol Use?

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says you can-

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Carol Jarabek • (865) 354-3000 ext. 4715 • Click name for email address

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