Vt. expert shares how to identify if you or a loved one has a drinking problem

Published: May. 2, 2022 at 9:36 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - April was National Alcohol Awareness Month. It’s a chance to urge people who need help to seek treatment and end the stigma around alcohol abuse.

The Vermont Department of Health says both here and around the country, more people reported drinking greater amounts at one time and more often last year.

In 2021, 58% of the visits and calls to the Health Department’s VT Helplink website and phone line, which provides resources and support for substance use concerns and mental wellness, listed alcohol as the substance of concern.

Our Dom Amato spoke with Jennifer Pelletier, an addiction medicine provider at Gifford Medical Center, about what signs you should watch out for.

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