National Alcohol Awareness Month - April

National Alcohol Awareness Month - April

NATIONAL ALCOHOL AWARENESS MONTH

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month in America and provides an opportunity to increase awareness of alcohol addiction in an intense 30-day focus. The observance aims to bring an understanding of alcohol’s causes and the effective treatments available. The observance is also an opportunity for people to share their experiences with alcoholism, recover, and offer support to others seeking recovery. 

Additionally, the month-long campaign promotes an “Alcohol-Free Weekend,” held annually. In 2019, this event happens April 5-7 and encourages individuals and families to remain free of use for 72 hours while seeking help if desired.

HOW TO OBSERVE #AlcoholAwarenessMonth

  • Practice limiting their consumption by keeping track of the quantity consumed.
  • Become informed about how alcohol impacts the body in the short and long term.
  • Encourage parents to discuss alcohol abuse with children, and talk to your own children too.
  • Healthcare workers can make a concerted effort during the month of April to talk about options with their patients.
  • Be sure to use the hashtag #AlcoholAwarenessMonth on social media while sharing and increasing awareness

NATIONAL ALCOHOL AWARENESS MONTH HISTORY

Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. The idea was then and now to help communities reach out to the public and provide answers to end the stigma associated with alcohol abuse. For more information, please visit: https://www.ncadd.org/