Alcohol Awareness Month serves to increase awareness and understanding of the causes and treatment of alcohol abuse and to destigmatize the disease of addiction. To learn more, please visit any of the resources below. In observance of this month and our promise to be there when it matters, Chugget has donated to To Write Love On Her Arms, a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. You can learn more at twloha.com.
The mission of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is to generate and disseminate fundamental knowledge about the effects of alcohol on health and well-being, and apply that knowledge to improve diagnosis, prevention and treatment of alcohol-related problems.
Alcohol.org (a subsidiary of American Addiction Centers) is a comprehensive resource for research based information on the nature of alcohol abuse and addiction. They offer helpful resources on how to help an alcoholic by identifying the risk factors, how alcoholism is diagnosed, and what effective treatment looks like.
Prevention and early intervention strategies can reduce the impact of substance use and mental disorders. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) prevention and early intervention efforts promote evidence-based decision-making. They offer a variety of substance use disorder prevention tools and resources.
Chugget know these are incredibly challenging times. The following organizations have put together resources to help you stay supported, connected, and healthy during the COVID-19 crisis.
Chugget has chosen to support Vibrant Emotional Health, a non-profit organization with programs that offer mental health resources and help around the clock, including:
A digital safe space to provide you with extra support or coping tools in an emotionally safe environment.
The Disaster Distress Helpline, which is dedicated to providing emotional support for anyone who has experience a disaster, including the COVID-19 crisis. You can call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
Resources to deal with stress and coping. The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.
As COVID-19 becomes more prevalent in our lives, Happy is committed to supporting you with 24/7 access to their caring Support Givers. Download the app or visit happythemovement.com to take time to connect and support each other.
If you or a loved one may be abusing alcohol and are looking for support, you are not alone. The following organizations can help. Please note that Chugget is not directly affiliated with any of the organizations below. If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency, please dial 911.
A global community of free mutual-support groups. At meetings, participants help one another resolve problems with any addiction (to drugs or alcohol or to activities such as gambling or over-eating). Participants find and develop the power within themselves to change and lead fulfilling and balanced lives.
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of people who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem.
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