NATIONAL ALCOHOL AWARENESS MONTH
The month of April is National Alcohol Awareness Month in America by providing a opportunity to increase awareness of alcohol addiction in an intense 30 day focus. This is all aimed to bring understanding of alcohol’s causes, the effective treatments available, plus encouraging people recovery is very possible.
Along with the month long awareness campaign is a “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
Be sure to use the hashtag #AlcoholAwarenessMonth on social media while sharing and increasing awareness. Plus, you might encourage loved ones you know to:
- Practice limiting their consumption by keeping track of quantity consumed.
- Encourage parents to discuss alcohol abuse with children, and talk to you own children too.
- Healthcare workers can make concerted effort during the month of April to talk about options with their patients.
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/
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