Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer.
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.
- Choose a day each week when you will not drink.
- Don’t drink when you are upset.
- Limit the amount of alcohol you keep at home.
- 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.
Do you think you or someone you love has a problem with Alcohol or Substance Abuse?
Here is a basic checklist to see if alcohol and other drug abuse may be an issue in someone’s life.
Adapted from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (http://www.ncadd.org/)
If you are concerned for yourself or someone else, please contact White Buffalo Recovery Center for services or referrals.