Alcoholism Awareness


Alexis Cazares, Editor

Today  I’m  talking  to  you  about the dangers of alcoholism.  The  reason  this  is  such  a  big  issue  is  because  up  to  12%  of  young  people  ages  12  to  20  years  old  are  affected  by  this  issue.  That’s us- students starting junior high, high school, and college.

Drunk  driving  fatalities  in  California  have also increased. 10,327 lives have been lost due to drunk  drivers.  Alcoholism has touched my life too. It was  in  2020 when  I  lost  a  very  close  friend  of  mine  due  to  a  drunk  driver. My friend was  just  fifteen  years  old  at  the  time.  If not for this, he would  have  been  graduating  this  year

I lost a close a very close friend of mine due to a drunk driver he was just fifteen years old at the time he would have been graduating this year”

Imagine  a  world  where  alcoholism  did  not  exist. People  wouldn’t  be  dying or  suffering  from  alcohol  poisoning.  There  wouldn’t  be  people  suffering  from  alcohol  abuse. People  wouldn’t  be  dying  by the dangerous recklessness of drunk  drivers.

There are ways to combat alcoholism.  Detoxification   is   the   initial   step   in   treating   alcoholism.  This  can   also   be   the   most   difficult.   Within   the    first  few  days  after  you  quit  drinking,  you  may   experience  extremely  uncomfortable  withdrawal  symptoms.  Because  of  this,  the  alcohol  detox  stage   should  only   be  completed   under  professional  medical  care,   including psychological  counseling,  Learning  new  skills  and  making  a  treatment  plan  these  are a few  resources  to  help  yourself  or help  others.

I  need  you  too   watch  what  you  drink.  If  you  are  going  too  drink  be  smart  about  it  and  plan  ahead. Stay home. Don’t drink and drive.



SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service), or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.

Also visit the online treatment locator, or send your zip code via text message: 435748 (HELP4U) to find help near you. Read more about the HELP4U text messaging service.