April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April 12, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Alcohol use has increased over the last two years, as people cope with anxiety, uncertainty, boredom and loneliness.

April is recognized as National Alcohol Awareness Month. Now is a good time to raise your awareness about alcohol misuse, the possible causes, and how to prevent it.

Reducing or abstaining from alcohol

This month and year-around, programs and resources are available to help you or a loved one manage alcohol use. Support is available whether choosing to reduce alcohol use or abstain altogether. 

  • Confidential, brief one-on-one counseling and health education are available through the Alcohol Management Program. Open to faculty, staff and their adult dependents. Participation in this service is private and is never shared with your supervisor or insurance company.

Coping with feelings that may contribute to alcohol misuse

Feeling stress, burned out or anxiety can all be reasons why someone turns to alcohol. Instead of using alcohol to cope, resources are available to help with how you’re feeling.

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