Latest News on the Dangers of Alcohol

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We hope you’ve all had a terrific week! Here are some articles about the dangers of alcohol that may be good to share with your friends and family. We hope you’ll make wise choices this school year and rethink the drink!

>> Save a Life, Know the 7 Signs of Alcohol Addiction

>> Alcohol is still the deadliest drug!

>> Does Alcohol Kill Brain Cells?

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Top 5 Reasons to Stay Sober in Summer!

Happy Friday, everyone! We hope that you have a safe, sober weekend! We have five reasons for you to stay committed to your sober lifestyle today — especially in the heat of summer when many people choose to engage in abusive alcohol habits:

>>1. Alcohol is dehydrating. — In the summer heat, it is of paramount importance to stay hydrated. Drink water, not alcohol!

>> 2. Alcohol poisoning is real and can be fatal. — At parties this summer, there may be an abundance of beer and other drinks. When you’re having a great time, it is easy to lose track of how many drinks you’ve had. Alcohol poisoning can set in and quickly lead to death if it isn’t caught early. Avoid the drinking altogether and stay safe!

>> 3. Alcohol is expensive. — Having a party with a well-stocked bar can significantly raise the price of your summer events. Just forego the booze and keep your parties alcohol-free to save tons of money (and potentially, lives).

>> 4. Drunk driving kills. — You may not be able to control the choices of other drivers, but you can avoid drunk driving and perhaps save a life. Drunk driving kills. Be vigilant and never allow friends to drive while intoxicated.

>> 5. Alcohol can lead to a variety of illnesses (many of which may become fatal). — To keep yourself in great summer-shape, avoid the alcohol. It can lead to weight gain, liver disease, multiple types of cancer, and more!

Stay fit and healthy this summer! Rethink the drink!

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Our Top 10 Reasons to Stay Sober This Summer

It isn’t easy staying sober when all your friends are out partying and drinking all the time. We’re here to give you some encouragement on your sobriety journey! Here are our top ten reasons to stay sober this summer!

1. Staying sober means you can help keep your friends safe by being a designated driver when they need one.

2. Staying sober means you are protecting your body from the damaging effects of alcohol.

3. By staying sober, you avoid the temptation to binge drink.

4. Staying sober means you can contribute to the number of SAFE drivers on the road.

5. You can stand up for your convictions and enhance your self-esteem.

6. There are other ways to cool off rather than always resorting to a cold beer.

7. You reduce your chances of engaging in addictive behaviors.

8. You keep your organs healthier and happier.

9. Staying sober is a great character builder.

10. Staying sober helps to set a good example for all generations.

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Some Great Articles About the Dangers of Alcohol

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Every week on our Facebook page, we share articles about the dangers of alcohol. In case you may have missed some or don’t follow us on Facebook, here are a few of our favorites from this week:

>> Problem Drinking Affects 14% of Adults: http://www.sfgate.com/news/medical/article/Problem-drinking-affects-33-million-14-pct-6304203.php

>> Study: Almost 8% of Americans Abuse Alcohol: http://www.eastidahonews.com/2015/06/study-almost-8-americans-abuse-alcohol/

>> When to Talk to Your Children About Alcohol:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jennifer-breheny-wallace/when-to-talk-to-your-children-about-alcohol_b_7483760.html

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Our Latest Graphics

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Check out the latest graphics from Rethink the Drink! Feel free to share these to help inspire yourself and your friends to live wisely and to rethink the drink!

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5 Tips for Keeping Confident While Staying Sober

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It can be difficult to remain sober in the midst of a group of friends who love to party with alcohol. It can be difficult to remain sober after struggling for a long time with alcoholism. Today on the blog, we’d love to encourage you in your commitment to sobriety! Here are 5 tips for keeping confident while staying sober.

1. Your sobriety is no one’s business but yours. // If someone gives you a hard time at a party or asks you why you choose to stay sober, politely reply that it is none of their business. 

2. Staying sober is a decision made out of strength, not weakness. // It’s easy to go along with the crowd and to keep drinking, but staying sober takes strength and the fact that you’ve made that choice for yourself is admirable. 

3. Don’t make a big deal of it. // Don’t feel like you have to tell everyone about your journey to sobriety. If you want to talk about it, then do, but if you’d rather not, just don’t mention it. 

4. Find mocktails you love so that you can still have a fun drink at parties. // Just because you don’t drink doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a delicious party beverage. Find your favorite mocktail and make it your go-too drink on your next night out. 

5. Keep yourself active and healthy. // The more active you are and the more nutritious your diet, the better you will feel overall. If you feel good, chances are you won’t feel the temptation to drink quite as much. Devote yourself to a healthy lifestyle to keep yourself mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy.

We hope these tips are helpful for you!

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