Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer.

The good news? We can all do our part to prevent alcohol misuse or abuse specially during Alcohol Awareness Month.

Spread the word about strategies for preventing alcohol misuse or abuse and encourage communities, families, and individuals to get involved.

How can Alcohol Awareness Month make a difference?

We can use this month to raise awareness about alcohol abuse and take action to prevent it, both at home and in the community.

Here are just a few ideas:

  • Encourage friends or family members to make small changes, like keeping track of their drinking and setting drinking limits.
  • Share tips with parents to help them talk with their kids about the risks of alcohol use.
  • Ask doctors and nurses to talk to their patients about the benefits of drinking less or quittin

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, Calle Ocho News encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much.

In FL alone in 2016, there were 10,497 drunk driving accidents that ended in a fatality .To spread the word and prevent alcohol abuse, Calle Ocho News 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.
  • 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.