For over 30 years, each April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) has sponsored Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues.
With this year’s theme, “Connecting the Dots: Opportunities for Recovery. A comprehensive approach to addressing underage drinking,” the month of April will be filled with local, state, and national events aimed at educating people about the treatment and prevention of alcoholism, particularly among our youth, and the important role that parents can play in giving kids a better understanding of the impact that alcohol can have on their lives.
In addition to this year’s primary theme, the following will be sub-themes during the 2017 Alcohol Awareness Month. They include:
Local NCADD Affiliates as well as schools, colleges, churches, and countless other community organizations will sponsor a host of activities that create awareness and encourage individuals and families to get help for alcohol-related problems.
As in previous years, NCADD will also celebrate Alcohol-Free Weekend, during March 31 to April 2. 2017.
NCADD sponsors Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. This year will mark our 31st annual commemoration. Look for the organizer’s guide and other material to be posted soon after the first of the year.