Society labels alcohol as the drink of choice when someone needs to unwind, celebrate, or forget their worries. It is a common beverage found in many restaurants and households. While okay in moderation, alcohol can easily become addictive. Those imbibing should take care not to form a dependency on the drink. Unfortunately, too many individuals form an addiction to alcohol.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate an average of 17.6 million Americans suffer from alcohol abuse. Of those, approximately 88,000 die from it. That translates to roughly six individuals dying every day from alcohol abuse. At Turning Point, we believe that number is too high. That is why we want to use April, Alcohol Awareness Month, to inform readers of the far-reaching effects of this dependency.
Alcohol addiction statistics from this past year include:
Alcohol leaves lasting damage to both a person’s body and to their relationships. It is a plague that can ruin lives. If you or a loved one suffers from alcohol addiction, use this month to break the dependency. Turning Point’s addiction treatment programs can help. Call us at (973) 380-0905 or request an admission. Start reclaiming your life today!