April is Alcohol Awareness Month and The Bridge Behavioral Health (www.thebridgenebraska.org) is bringing awareness to the impact alcohol has on health and society. In the US, more than 140,000 people die each year from misuse, making it one of the leading causes of preventable deaths, according to NIAAA.

Alcohol misuse is linked to more than 200 disease and injury-related conditions, meaning alcohol misuse contributes substantially to health care costs and lost productivity and affects people’s health in many ways. Alcohol misuse can also have painful emotional impacts on individuals and their loved ones.

The good news is that The Bridge Behavioral Health is here to help. The Bridge is open 24/7, 365 days a year. Their mission is to provide hope and a strong foundation for recovery through substance use and behavioral health intervention. Programs include detox and medically monitored withdrawal, respite, residential treatment, outpatient counseling and substance use evaluations. Learn more at www.thebridgenebraska.org.