- These FREE training sessions are sponsored by the Hudson County Department of Health and Human...
More than 18 million individuals or 8.5% of Americans suffer from alcohol-use disorders. In addition, there are countless millions of individuals, family members and children who experience the devastating effects of the alcohol problem of someone in their life. In fact, 1 in 4 children in the United States have been exposed to alcohol-use disorders in their family.
Drinking too much alcohol can lead to health problems, including alcohol poisoning, hangovers, and an increased risk of heart disease. This April, during Alcohol Awareness Month, The Hudson County Coalition for a Drug-Free Community encourages you to take time and educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of alcohol abuse. The city of Jersey City has also recognized April as Alcohol Awareness Month. The resolution can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
If you are drinking too much, you can improve your health by cutting back or quitting. Keep track of how much you drink, avoid places where overdrinking occurs, and find new ways to deal with stress. If you are concerned about someone else’s drinking, offer to help. To get help now, call the Addictions Hotline of New Jersey at 1-800-238-2333.
The Hudson County Coalition for a Drug-Free Community is made up of Hudson county-based non-profit organizations, colleges, law enforcement, clergy, concerned parents, elected officials, government agency representatives, youth, and others who work together to reduce substance abuse and the related consequences within the county. Through the coalition, community advocates seek to educate youth, parents, and the community about the problems associated with substance abuse, change community norms and attitudes that are favorable to alcohol and other drug abuse, reduce access to alcohol for minors, and promote legislation that can help reduce the negative consequences caused by substance abuse within the county. Partners In Prevention, a non-profit agency that works to reduce the impact and prevalence of substance abuse and addiction within Hudson County, is the fiscal agent for the coalition.
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