Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month

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What role does alcohol play in your life?

Whether you are “sober curious," seeking to be more mindful around drinking, or are ready to cut back or cut out alcohol, we have information and resources to help you explore the impact of alcohol on your body, mind, and your life.

Alcohol and Stress

Has it been one of those “I need a drink” days? We’ve all seen the funny quotes about the stress reducing properties of alcohol and the images of the harried mom or working professional with a glass of wine, beer or a cocktail to cope with life’s stressors. But the more people turn to drink to cope with stress – as opposed to drinking for celebration – the higher their risk for having problems with alcohol. Learn ways to de-stress without the help of a drink.

Benefits of Taking a Break from Alcohol

Whether you decide to take a break from alcohol for a few days, a week, a month, or indefinitely, you will experience both physical and emotional benefits and the opportunity to assess the role that alcohol is playing in your life. People who take a break from alcohol usually swear it makes them feel and look better, so why not give it a try! Learn the benefits here. 

Sober Curious: Explore the Benefits of Not Drinking

Abstaining from alcohol, whether short term or longer, is becoming more common, and movements such as “sober curious,” “sober sometimes” and “mindful drinking” promote the message that it is hip not to drink. The sober curious movement encourages people to take a look at their drinking habits and determine what is driving their need for alcohol. It encourages people to consciously drink less, even if they do not give up alcohol all together. Learn more about the sober curious movement here.

Alcohol Culture in Tahoe Truckee

Have you ever wondered about the role alcohol plays in our community? Have you noticed the presence of alcohol at our community fundraisers, local outdoor activities, celebrations, holiday festivities and as the go to for relaxation? Is the alcohol culture here similar to the rest of the country or the state? Or does our community have a drinking problem? Learn about the impact alcohol has on our community.

Thinking about a change?

The decision to change your drinking is up to you. Mixed feelings are normal. It can help to weigh your pros and cons using our interactive worksheet. Weigh the pros and cons here. 

How much is too much?

How much alcohol is too much? It could mean drinking too much at one time, drinking too often, or both. It’s important to be aware of how much you are drinking, whether your drinking pattern is risky, the harm that some drinking patterns can cause, and ways to reduce your risks. Learn how much is too much here.

Alcohol Spending Calculator

Do you know how much money you’re spending on alcohol each week, month, or year? Over time, costs can add up quickly! Use this calculator to figure out your average spending on alcohol per week, month, and year.

Alcohol Calorie Calculator

Alcohol beverages supply calories but few nutrients and may contribute to unwanted weight gain. If you need to lose weight, looking at your drinking may be a good place to start. Calculate the calories you consumer per week from alcohol beverages here.

NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator®

If you are searching for alcohol treatment for an adult loved one or for yourself, the NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator® is for you. Although millions of people could benefit from alcohol treatment, most do not get it. In 2015, 15.1 million U.S. adults had alcohol use disorder (AUD), but only about 1 in 12 received treatment.1 We hope the Navigator greatly improves those odds. Find quality alcohol treatment here.