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Saturday, April 1, 2017
Alcohol Awareness Month
Alcohol Awareness Month was founded and sponsored by NCADD in 1987. I was 17 years old at the time and had grown up knowing that it was a drunk driver that killed my uncle in the 1970s. Drinking was something our family did not do. Each April the NCADD reaches out to the public with information about alcohol, alcoholism and recovery.
Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease. It is a disease that many are genetically predisposed and fatal if untreated. People can and do recover from alcoholism though. As many as 20 million individuals and family members are living lives in recovery. It is America's #1 Public Health issue.
Alcohol Awareness month provides a focused opportunity across America to increase awareness and understanding of alcoholism, its causes, effective treatments and recovery. An opportunity to decrease stigma and misunderstandings in order to dismantle the barriers to treatment and recovery, and thus, make seeking help more readily available to those who suffer from this disease.
The first weekend of April is set up by NCADD to be Alcohol Free Weekend. It is to help raise public awareness about the use of alcohol and how it may be affecting individuals, families, businesses and our communities. The NCADD will extendan open invitation to all Americans to engage in three alcohol free days.