April is National Alcohol Awareness Month, which I was not aware of until 365Reasons2Sober posted about it on Friday.
The title of this post, is the slogan for the month.
This link: http://www.ncadd.org/index.php/learn-about-alcohol/alcohol-abuse-self-test is a test titled “Am I Alcoholic”.
I scored a 17. If you take the quiz, and you feel comfortable with it, let me know your score. (The husband took it and scored a 3. When I told him my score, he said, Why didn’t I notice any of this?)
No Shame in Asking posted about a piece on the Today show done by Maria Shriver. I hadn’t seen it or heard about it, so I Google it. What an eye opener, the statistics are astounding, as was the story.
The link to that video is here: http://www.today.com/moms/hitting-mommy-juice-too-hard-experts-warn-alcohol-abuse-moms-2D79473508.
This is a scary disease.
The word ALCOHOLIC still has such a stigma attached to it. I still feel embarrassed when I walk into an AA meeting. I am still having trouble speaking, right now I am just being a sponge, and absorbing all of the knowledge from the long time sober.
I hope that one day, everyone knows when National Alcohol Awarness Month is, like they do with Autism, Breast Cancer and Heart Disease.
I hope that one day people look at alcoholism as a disease, not a choice.
If it were a choice, would any of us have chosen it? I really don’t think so.
Below I posted a few pictures I took on my run yesterday.
Have a great Sunday!