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If People Think It’s Only Alcohol

During April Alcohol Awareness Month, Al-Anon Family Groups address the impact on family members and friends of those who drink too much alcohol. While alcohol may be a legal substance, when it is abused it causes devastating effects for the drinkers and their loved ones.

(PRWeb April 12, 2016)

One in Four Children Deal With the Disastrous Effects of a Parent’s Alcoholism

During Children of Alcoholics Awareness Week, from February 14-20, Al-Anon highlights the life-altering effects on children who grow up with a parent who drinks too much alcohol. Results from Al-Anon’s 2015 Membership Survey reveal higher percentages of depression, anxiety, and PTSD among those who have been affected by a parent’s alcoholism.

(PRWeb February 18, 2016)

Al-Anon Helps When a Loved One Loses the Battle with Alcoholism

According to the most recent CDC data, 30,000 Americans lose their lives a year due to alcohol-induced causes. During January National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, family and friends who are dealing with the loss of a loved one to the disease of alcoholism can find support and help from Al-Anon Family Groups.

(PRWeb January 26, 2016)