Alcohol Awareness Month 2022

Pensacola, Fla. (April 1, 2022) – Nonprofits do some important work to help people experiencing some very personal life challenges. One of those challenges is the disease of alcoholism. The National Institute of Health (NIH) states that alcoholism affects about 18 million adults in the United States. This unsafe pattern of alcohol consumption puts a person’s health and safety at risk and can also be harmful to others. It erodes relationships and can have negative impacts on entire communities.

We start by understanding the factors that can increase a person’s chances of developing an addiction. Often it’s environmental factors (parties, events and other social influences), but not always. Sometimes, a person struggles with a genetic or psychological influence. Alcoholism is a disease for which there are effective treatments, and today, access to treatment greater through in-person or telehealth options.

“If you struggle or someone you know is struggling, reach out for help. Our team’s passion is fueled by helping even one person who struggles with addiction/mental health issues. We want to meet people where they are to empower them to set goals and reach them.” – Sandra Crawford, director, Road to Recovery and Pathway   

Regardless of the professional source one turns to, it’s most important to seek professional help. For more information about addiction or mental health services at Lakeview, visit eLakeviewCenter.org or call 850.469.3500.


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For more information about this press release or to schedule an interview, please contact Kelsi Gulig at 850.503.8164 or Kelsi.Gulig@bhcpns.org.