Alcohol Awareness Month

April marks Alcohol Awareness Month, a campaign intended to raise awareness about problems caused to individuals, their families and communities by excessive alcohol consumption. It’s a known fact that alcohol can not only be addictive but it can also have an impact on the nervous system. There are numerous risks in regularly consuming alcohol and consumption binges can be even riskier.

Binge drinking is defined as consuming 4 or more drinks per occasion for women and 5 or more drinks per occasion for men. It is a common and dangerous behavior that contributes to more than 11,500 deaths among women in the U.S. each year—approximately 32 deaths per day.

Don’t you feel that most people are smart enough to choose not to consume say a glass of poison that can impair or be addictive or can cause physical ailment? At the same time it’s astonishing to see so many still choose to consume something that’s not called “poison”, but it can still have all those side-effects on us. It seems, the use of a stronger term like “poison” or associating some negative nuance can bring in a change in perspective and many may shun or at least reduce the consumption of an addictive drink. What do you think?

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