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April Alcohol Awareness Month

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.

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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, [your organization] encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much.

In [enter state] alone, there have been [fill in statistics] drunk driving accidents within the past year. To spread the word and prevent alcohol abuse, [your organization] is joining other organizations across the country to honor Alcohol Awareness Month.

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.

  • [Add details about your local activities.]
  • [Include quote from your organization.]

For more information, visit [insert your organization information].

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