April is Alcohol Awareness Month.  It is a good time to think about how much you drink, your drinking patterns and the role that alcohol plays in your life and the lives of your family members.  While many people can drink moderately, approximately ten percent of the U.S. population has alcohol use disorder.  Alcohol use is associated with many health conditions, accidents, violence, social problems, and mental health problems.  There are more than 178,000 annual deaths in the U.S. that are attributed to alcohol.  But there is hope—there are treatment options available, and millions of people are living in recovery.  If you think that you or a loved one may have an alcohol problem, please use one of the resources listed below or speak to your physician.

If you are having an emergency, call 911.  If you are having suicidal thoughts or need mental health crisis support, call 911, call or text 988, or go to the nearest emergency room.

For benefit eligible members, our Employee Assistance Program, Lyra Health, offers alcohol use disorder support.  Lyra can be reached at 844-926-2482 or accessed online at  Lyra Health.  Additional substance use resources can be found on this flyer Local-4-Substance-Use-Factsheet.pdf (local4funds.org)

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