April Marks The NCADD 28th Alcohol Awareness Month!
An integral part of NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month is Alcohol-Free Weekend. The 2014 theme is: "Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow"
This event takes place on the first weekend of April (April 4-6, 2014) to raise public awareness about the use of alcohol and how it may be affecting individuals, families, businesses and our communities.
alcohol awareness weekDuring Alcohol-Free Weekend, NCADD extends an open invitation to all Americans to engage in three alcohol-free days.
Any individual or family member who finds it difficult to get through the 72-hour experiment is urged to contact local NCADD Affiliates, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Al-Anon Family Groups to learn more about alcoholism and its early symptoms. (Links Below)
HISTORY OF NCADD ALCOHOL AWARENESS MONTH:
Founded and sponsored by NCADD, Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcoholism by encouraging communities to reach out to the American public each April with information about alcohol, alcoholism and recovery. Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease, genetically predisposed and fatal if untreated. However people can and do recover. In fact, it is estimated that as many as 20 million individuals and family members are living lives in recovery!
IF YOU Need Help with alcohol, click here or call our HOPE LINE: 1-800-NCA-CALL (24 hour Affiliate referral)
We will be using #AlcoholFreeWeekend and #NCADDAlcoholAwarenessMonth in our Twitter and Facebook posts. We encourage you to do the same.
Join this event and share it with your friends, family and coworkers!