April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April 15, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources
April is Alcohol Awareness Month: Raise your awareness about alcohol misuse and how to prevent it. mhealthy.umich.edu/alcohol

Alcohol use in the U.S. has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many individuals are using alcohol to cope with fear, anxiety, boredom and loneliness.

Women have especially been impacted, with some studies finding that binge drinking among women increased by 41% during 2020.

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. It’s an opportunity to increase your awareness about alcohol misuse, the possible causes, and how to prevent it.  

Reducing or abstaining from alcohol

Whether you choose to reduce your alcohol use or abstain altogether, support and resources are available year-round to help faculty, staff and their adult dependents manage alcohol use:

Coping with feelings that may contribute to alcohol misuse

Feeling stress, fear and anxiety or dealing with loss can all be reasons why someone turns to alcohol. Instead of using alcohol to cope, services and resources are available to help with how you’re feeling, including:

Find more information and resources focused on Alcohol Awareness on the MHealthy website.