April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and this year's theme is "Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow." This month is an opportunity to raise awareness about the serious impact of alcohol on individuals, families, and communities. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, approximately 14.5 million adults in the United States have Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), with men being more likely to struggle with alcohol abuse and addiction compared to women.
Alcoholism is a devastating issue that affects not only the individual but also their loved ones. It can lead to severe health problems, including liver disease, heart disease, and cancer, and in severe cases, even death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that excessive alcohol use is responsible for nearly 95,000 deaths in the United States each year, making it the third leading preventable cause of death.
The impact of alcoholism goes beyond just physical health. It can also have a significant impact on mental health, relationships, and financial stability. Men who struggle with alcohol abuse are more likely to experience depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. It can also strain relationships with partners, children, and friends, leading to social isolation and loneliness.
Soberman's Estate, is a State Licensed, Nationally Accredited, World Class Behavioral Health Residential Treatment Center specializing in treating Professional Men that suffer from Alcoholism. Soberman’s Estate was founded in honor of two men that passed away as a direct result of alcoholism. Our clinical team understands the devastating impact of alcoholism on men's health and are dedicated to helping men overcome their addiction and achieve long- term sobriety. Our comprehensive program includes individual and group therapy, equine therapy, music therapy, yoga, fitness, as well as meditation and mindfulness. Our clients receive support from a dedicated team of professionals, and are provided access to a wide range of resources to help them achieve a successful recovery.
If you or a loved one is struggling with alcohol abuse or addiction, help is available. Here are some resources that can provide assistance:
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA): NIAAA provides information on the effects of alcohol, treatment options, and support for those affected by alcohol abuse and addiction. Check out their website at https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): SAMHSA provides a national helpline for those seeking treatment and support for substance abuse and mental health issues. The helpline is available 24/7 and can be reached at 1-800-662-HELP.
- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): AA is a support group for those struggling with alcohol abuse and addiction. The organization offers meetings, resources, and support to help individuals achieve and maintain sobriety. Find a meeting near you at https://www.aa.org/
In conclusion, Alcohol Awareness Month is a crucial time to raise awareness about the impact of alcoholism on men's health and to encourage those struggling with alcohol abuse and addiction to seek help. At Soberman's Estate, we believe in the power of recovery and are committed to helping men achieve a successful and sustainable sobriety. If you or a loved one is in need of help, do not hesitate to reach out to us or one of the resources listed above.