WCAX-TV recently aired a series on alcoholism and how it affects families. Click here for the first story.
A new report from the World Health Organization says that alcohol abuse results in the death of 2.5 million people annually, causes illness and injury to many more, and increasingly affects younger generations and drinkers in developing countries.
“Many countries recognize the serious public health problems caused by the harmful use of alcohol and have taken steps to prevent the health and social burdens and treat those in need of care. But clearly much more needs to be done to reduce the loss of life and suffering associated with harmful alcohol use,” says Dr Ala Alwan, WHO Assistant Director-General for Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health.
Super Bowl XLV is coming! Here are some tips to make ‘the big game’ safe and fun for everyone, and to help guide your kids toward a great future.
Hosting a Super Bowl party?
Nonalcoholic drinks the whole family can enjoy.
And here’s a secret from PreventionWorksNH– this cocktail meatball recipe is great. You can use frozen ‘cocktail sized’ meatballs. Add a little mustard powder, and you’ll be the hit of the party!
Watching the game with your family?
Research shows that the more youth are exposed to alcohol advertising, the more likely they are to drink, drink more often and drink to excess. When you watch ads for the big beer companies, take the time to talk to your kids about responsible behavior. Encourage them to think carefully about the ads they see and what the real messages of those ads are.
Admongo.gov is a safe, kid-friendly site that helps teach kids about the ways advertisers get their messages across.