“Looking for a magic cure,” an article from the Detroit Free Press, appeared in last week’s FYI section (12/14). It was about avoiding hangovers.
Hangovers occur only when someone is drinking immoderately. The article had some very good rules for drinking alcohol in a safe manner, as well as information on avoiding unpleasant after-effects if someone drinks too much.
I think that readers who seek this kind of advice should also be told that they can find help if their drinking is out of control.
In the Kansas City area, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence is the first call to make for help, day or night. Callers can maintain anonymity and speak with certified counselors about any alcoholism or addiction concerns.
We offer this service to the community at no charge. The reward we get is hearing people say, “You saved my life.”
Jean Roth Jacobs
President and chief executive officer
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of Greater Kansas City