Rethinking Drinking During Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month and did you know that language commonly used to describe alcohol misuse and alcohol use disorder (AUD) can influence treatment outcomes in people suffering from alcohol problems?  In fact, the stigma perpetuated by such language can decrease a person’s motivation to seek help for an alcohol problem. This month is a good opportunity to think about how alcohol is affecting your own life.

Read the latest NIAAA Director’s blog to learn more.

For those seeking help for alcohol-related problems, the NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator is a resource for finding local evidence-based treatment options.

 

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