April presents opportunity for Alcohol Awareness

Army file photo by C. Todd Lopez, Army News Service

Army file photo by C. Todd Lopez, Army News Service

ANSBACH, Germany (April 1, 2016) – April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and USAG Ansbach’s Army Substance Abuse Program, or ASAP, encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much.

Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. One citation for driving under the influence or one incidence of alcohol-related domestic violence or sexual assault is too many.

To spread the word and prevent alcohol abuse, ASAP is joining other U.S. organizations and government agencies to honor Alcohol Awareness Month. If you are concerned that you may be 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 one (1) drink a day for women or two (2) drinks a day for men.
  • Keep track of how much you drink.
  • Choose a day each week when you will not 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 or refer them to help. To learn more, visit www.ansbach.army.mil/DirectoryA.html#ASAP.

Throughout April you will notice banners and fliers around the community. ASAP at USAG Ansbach offers prevention and education training in an effort to heighten awareness. If you would like to schedule training for your organization, contact the USAG Ansbach prevention coordinator at 09802-83-3342 / 1710 or 467-3342 / 1710.

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