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National Sober Day Recognized by ILCC

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National Sober Day is recognized each year on September 14th as a day to celebrate those who have broken the habit of alcohol addiction and to raise awareness about the harmful effects of misusing alcohol.

The Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) recognizes today by offering encouragement to those who are in recovery or struggling with alcohol addiction. For those who drink, it is important to maintain a healthy relationship with alcohol and make sensible and responsible decisions about alcohol consumption.

In a recent release, ILCC Executive Director Lisa Gardner says individuals afflicted with alcohol addiction may feel isolated and helpless, especially when the adverse health and societal effects of their addiction become noticeable. We want those impacted to know that they aren’t alone, and as such, we want to encourage them to seek help.

If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol addiction, a free and confidential helpline is available 24 hours a day at is 1-800-662-4357.

Leah Lerner is a media writer, producer, and announcer at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org.
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