April is Alcohol Awareness Month In Charlotte
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, BrightStar Care of Charlotte encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much. In North Carolina alone, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) sources show that the Highway Safety Plan from the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program illustrates alcohol-impaired driving fatalities for 2018 as being 35375 to the 2014–2018 time frame with an average of 338 by December 31, 2018. Evidence Considered Crashes, Deaths and Injuries During 2015. 411 persons were killed in crashes in North Carolina involving a driver or a motorcycle operator with a BAC of .08 or above. This is 13% higher than the 363 alcohol-involved fatalities in 2014. Despite this increase, the number of traffic fatalities involving an impaired driver has gradually decreased over the past ten years It remains to be seen whether 2018 is an anomaly, or whether it represents a new pattern of increasing alcohol-involved fatalities.
In North Carolina, it is illegal to drive a vehicle while noticeably impaired or with an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher. When driving a commercial motor vehicle, the limit is 0.04.
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BrightStar Care is joining other organizations across the country to celebrate Alcohol Awareness Month and help spread the word against drunk driving and alcohol abuse during the month of April 2019.
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.
- Keep track of how much you drink.
- Choose a day each week when you will not drink.
- Don’t drink when you are upset.
- Limit the amount of alcohol you keep at home.
- Avoid places where people drink a lot.
- Make a list of reasons not to drink.
If you are concerned about someone else’s drinking, help spread the word and prevent alcohol abuse by offering to help by referring a visit to your local AA at the following location:
1427 Elizabeth Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28204
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