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 April- Alcohol Awareness Month

 
Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the US.  17.6 Million People, or 1 in 12 adults suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence along with several million more who engage in risky, binge drinking patterns that could lead to alcohol problems. Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease, genetically predisposed and fatal if untreated. However people can and do recover. Alcohol awareness month allows the opportunity to increase awareness and understanding of alcoholism, its causes, effective treatment and recovery. During this time it also allows to get the word out regarding treatment and recovery.
More than half of all adults have a family history of alcoholism or problem drinking, and more than 7 million children live in a household where at least one parent is dependent on or has abused alcohol.
Alcohol abuse and alcoholism can affect all aspects of a person’s life. Long-term alcohol use can cause serious health complications, can damage emotional stability, finances, careers, and impact ones family, friends and community.
Excessive alcohol use over time can lead to numerous health problems, chronic diseases such as:
                Dementia, stroke, neuropathy, cardiovascular problems (a-fib, HTN)
Psychiatric problems such as: depression, anxiety, and suicide.
Social problems: unemployment, family problems, violence.
Liver diseases, including fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, cirrhosis, GI problems-pancreatitis/gastritis
Alcoholism has little to do with what kind of alcohol one drinks, how long one has been drinking, or even exactly how much alcohol one consumes It has a great deal to do with a person’s  uncontrollable need FMfor alcohol. While some people are able to recover without help, the majority of alcoholics need outside assistance to recover from their disease. Yet, with support and treatment, many are able to stop drinking and reclaim their lives.
Symptoms associated with alcohol use disorder:
                Memory Loss
                Recurrent arguments/fights with family members
                Use of alcohol to “relax”, sleep, cheer up
                Flushed skin and broken capillaries on the face; a husky voice: trembling hands
                Drinking alone, or in secret
                Inability to pace yourself-drinking too much and too quickly
Blacking out
Hurting yourself as a result of drinking
Drinking at inappropriate times: alone, first thing in the am, in the car, at work
Making excuses about your drinking
Anxiety when alcohol can’t be obtained
Withdrawal symptoms such as: chills, fever, stomach pains, diarrhea, depression, anxiety & agitation
If you need help or know anyone that does, contact your local alcoholics anonymous support group. Many communities have multiple support groups or meetings to attend for outside help & support that you may need.
·         Syracuse Alcoholic Anonymous (315)463-5011
·         NYS Office of Alcoholism (315)428-4113
 

 

 
 

 
 

Children entering grades pre K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11 will need a physical for school. This was changed effective for the 2018/2019 school year so please take note and call the office as soon as possible to get the physicals scheduled today
(315)673-9926.
Also, children ages 11yrs old will need an updated Adacel (tetanus), Entering 6/7th grade & 12th grade will need Menactra (meningitis) immunization

Please don't hesitate to call us with any questions or concerns. We are here for your healthcare needs.

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