Monday, April 2, 2007

Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness month and this year's theme is Keep Our Future Growing: End Underage Drinking. Research suggests that early use of alcohol by teenagers may contribute significantly to dependence on alcohol and other drugs later in life, with 40 percent of children who begin using alcohol before the age of 13 becoming alcoholics at some point in their lives.

While here at the Corner support the consumption of potent potables, we do not advocate underage drinking. We encourage anyone who feels they might have an alcohol dependency problem to call a toll-free and anonymous phone service at 1-800-639-6095, or log onto anytime for a quick alcohol screening. The screening only takes a few minutes and provides information on drinking status based on the level of use, including links to local services and programs.

Have a great and safe April.

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