In 2018, approximately 14.8 million Americans ages 12 and older had an alcohol use disorder. Despite the prevalence of this condition, there is still an unfair stigma around alcohol addiction – a stigma that stops many people from getting treatment.
To help make issues regarding alcohol and alcoholism clearer and less taboo, the National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence has designated April as Alcohol Awareness Month. While the program was originally started in 1987 to address binge drinking on college campuses, it has developed into a nationwide movement that illuminates the causes and effects of alcoholism and helps those struggling get help.
Many people who are battling alcoholism underestimate the amount they drink or the seriousness of their problem or overestimate their ability to quit drinking. Those around them sometimes deny the problem, as well, because they are uncomfortable with the reality of the situation or unsure of how to address it properly.
During April, public health organizations across the United States fight this denial with educational efforts and awareness campaigns on social media and traditional platforms.
Resources shared in April can make it easier for those who are struggling to find help and treatment centers. These resources also teach friends, families, and communities how to cope with their loved one’s disease and provide care and support when needed.
How We Help
To participate in Alcohol Awareness Month, The Nestled Recovery Center wants to bring the following resource to your attention:
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides a National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357). The line is open 24/7 every day of the year and you can use it confidentially and free of charge.
We also encourage you to consider our alcohol addiction treatments at The Nestled Recovery Center. If you’re ready to help, our 10-patient facility and holistic approach to recovery could be exactly what you need to get sober – and stay that way.
Why The Nestled Recovery Center?
For a personalized and comfortable recovery experience, The Nestled Recovery Center is your best treatment option. We provide individualized care at an upscale facility and address not only substance abuse but also all 8 dimensions of wellness.
For physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental wellbeing, look no further than our treatment center. The Nestled Recovery Center provides an ideal environment for rich social connections and will give you strategies that enrich your financial and occupational wellbeing, as well.
To learn more about our rehabilitation services and individualized care, please call us at (702) 299-6406 or send us your information online.
In your journey toward recovery, the first step is often the hardest. Take it today and change your story.