Health Minute: Alcohol Awareness
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According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, more than 88,000 adults and adolescents die each year from alcohol-related causes, making alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States.
Here are some steps you can take to help prevent alcohol-related problems:
- Drink responsibly.
- Don’t drink and drive.
- Know the signs of an alcohol use disorder, such as craving alcohol; conflicts or trouble in relationships, at work, or with the law; drinking in secret or lying about drinking habits.
If you're concerned about the alcohol use of a friend or a loved one, or would like more information visit niaaa.nih.gov.
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I’m Cheraine Stanford, WPSU.