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2015 Alcohol Awareness Month

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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,the Rutherford Polk McDowell District Health Department encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much.

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.
  • Choose a day each week when you will not drink.
  • Keep track of how much you drink.
  • Don't drink when you are upset.
  • Avoid places where people drink a lot.
  • Make a list of reasons not to drink.


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