April is Alcohol Awareness Month

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, McKenney Home Care encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much.
In Florida alone in 2014, there have been 676 drunk driving deaths representing 28.1% of all total traffic deaths.  The good news is this is a 4.7% decrease from last year, but still to many.  To spread the word and prevent alcohol abuse, McKenney Home Care 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.
  • 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.