Alcohol Awareness: The Impact of Remote Alcohol Monitoring During National Prevention Week

Alcohol Awareness & National Prevention Week | Soberlink
Published:
May 1, 2024
|   Updated:
June 1, 2024

Continued alcohol awareness is key to lowering rates of Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), or what is more colloquially known as alcoholism or alcohol abuse. Many are unaware of the chronic disease model AUD inhabits, making awareness and education crucial for our communities to understand the severity of navigating alcohol recovery.

Substance Abuse National Prevention Week, an educational platform, campaigns for AUD education and promotes the resources available for drinking management. In doing so, they assist communities with a better understanding of the complex disease and encourage those in the throes of Alcohol Use Disorder to seek help.

Taking place May 12-18, 2024, the week aims to celebrate and reflect on different recovery communities and organizations through alcohol prevention and encouraging positive mental health. Through community activities, social media hashtags, and online toolkits, National Prevention Week is working to rid the stigma surrounding alcoholism while continuing to promote prevention.

Why is Alcohol Awareness and National Prevention Week Important?

In 2023, over 150,000 people died due to the effects of alcohol abuse, making it the leading preventive death in the United States. Additionally, underage drinking, alcohol abuse, and alcohol-related injury or fatality continue to rise as the years progress. Alcohol abuse is wreaking havoc on individuals' physical and mental health, yet rates continue to rise.

Though statistically, alcohol misuse is increasing, and the adverse effects are evident, people are still struggling with drinking. With alcohol embedded in our culture and continuously glamourized in media, misuse has become almost normalized despite the many negative health effects.

This is why National Prevention Week and the awareness they provide is so important. By highlighting recovery successes and educating on the resources available to those looking to manage their alcohol use, they can reach a greater network of people and lower the rates of alcohol-related adversity.

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Participating In National Prevention Week

Whether you’ve been in recovery for years or are just beginning to reevaluate your drinking habits, participating in National Prevention Week can be a great reminder of the “why” behind your decision to cut alcohol out of your life.

Utilizing the week’s heightened awareness as a steppingstone to your recovery journey can help you withstand challenges and create long-standing change in your life.

Resources you may utilize throughout this week of awareness to lower alcohol intake and work toward sobriety include:

Support Groups

Alcohol recovery support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, offer a safe place to discuss your relationship with alcohol and your recovery goals moving forward.

These groups can improve your mental health, your confidence, and can encourage you to remain alcohol-free through community and accountability.

Additionally, finding support within your own community can keep you motivated and encouraged to stick with your goal. While alcohol support groups are effective, do not underestimate the power of divulging your hopes to your friends, family, and other loved ones. Having supporters in your corner will make staying sober much more doable.

Researching Treatment Options

With the promotion of alcohol awareness being elevated during National Prevention Week, you will find many treatment centers and organizations participating. Whether it be information on individual programs or other resources available that are special to this celebratory week, these organizations will be more visible, and the offered materials may be able to help with the next steps of your recovery journey. 

Form Health Conscious Habits

Though ridding alcohol from your diet can improve many aspects of your life, including both your physical and mental health, creating a new routine can result in some stress. However, forming habits that improve your health like daily movement, a healthy diet, or keeping a journal all can contribute to making the transition smoother. 

Creating these health-conscious habits during National Prevention Week, when there is positivity and encouragement around you, can motivate you to continue these practices long after the week has finished. 

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Soberlink: Proof of Sobriety at Your Fingertips

When indisputable proof of sobriety is needed, there’s no better option than Soberlink. Known as an “alcohol monitoring system,” Soberlink’s technology provides accountability and rebuilds trust.

  • Prove Sobriety Anytime, Anywhere: Soberlink uses a discreet and portable, professional-grade breathalyzer designed for convenience and reliable results
  • Zero Wait-Time: Breathalyzer results (BAC) from Soberlink’s breathalyzer are sent immediately to whoever is chosen via text or email
  • Data at a Glance: Soberlink’s software uses AI to organize and display all the test results as either green (compliant), yellow (missed), or red (non-compliant) icons
  • Know the Right Person is Testing: With a built-in camera and advanced facial recognition, Soberlink automatically verifies the identity, so there’s no way someone else can test for them
  • No Room for Cheating: Equipped with sophisticated sensors, Soberlink can detect tampering attempts, including the use of air pumps

If you are looking for assistance in staying sober during National Prevention Week through accountability and community, Soberlink is an effective and safe option.

The Impact of Alcohol Monitoring

Remaining sober is not an easy feat and requires consistent dedication and hard work to succeed. With tools like Soberlink’s Alcohol Monitoring system, users are finding success through its commitment to promote sobriety through accountability, daily testing, and Advanced Reporting capabilities.

Past and current users praise the device’s ability to help establish routine, practice accountability, and rebuild trust with those in their circle. Hundreds of testimonies later, users continue to recommend the device to those looking to prove their sobriety to others or help manage their drinking habits or AUD.

By embracing a tool like Soberlink during National Prevention Week, you can create habitual changes that will last well past the celebratory week. Staying aware of your habits and tracking your progress through Soberlink can launch you into the next steps of your recovery journey.

 

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