Welcome to April, the month we dedicate to many causes such as Autism, STDs, and Irritable Bowl Syndrome. April is also Alcohol Awareness Month. Alcohol awareness month began in 1987 by the NCADD, to minimize the stigma and help families and loved ones learn to get the help they need. The goal of alcohol awareness month is to spread knowledge about alcoholism so people can make safe and healthy choices for themselves.
Alcohol Awareness Month, though spear-headed by NCADD, is a collective effort by everyone involved in the medical, recovery and alcohol Industry. We reach out to communities and cities to bring the public information on alcohol and alcoholism as a chronic, progressive and fatal disease. Alcohol abuse and alcoholism can be and is genetically predisposed but it’s treatable, manageable and very possible to overcome. Alcohol Awareness Month informs people on the facts to help ease the bad stigma associated with alcoholism as a choice and an acceptable part of having a social life. If you’re dealing with alcoholism know that it is disease, not a moral weakness. There are many people, in fact millions of people, all over the country that have gotten sober and remained sober for years now.
In order to further raise awareness for alcoholism, Alcohol Awareness Month promotes a sober and alcohol free weekend. Sober and alcohol free weekend is from April 6th – 8th and it urges people to stop drinking for the weekend. If people find themselves unable to stop then seeking help, as it may be a sign of a bigger problem, is advised. Sober and alcohol free weekend further raises awareness about alcohol use and how it affects communities, businesses, families, and individuals.
This year is the 26th Anniversary of Alcohol Awareness Month is sponsored and founded by the NCADD. The theme for this year as decided by the president and CEO Robert J Lindsey is “Healthy Choices, Healthy Communities: Prevent Underage Drinking.”
“We chose a theme that will allow NCADD’s National Network of Affiliates and other NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month supporting organizations across the country to address this critically important public health issue through a broad range of media strategies, awareness campaigns, programs and events in their local communities.” – Robert J. Lindsey –
Mainly alcohol awareness month is set in place to smash stigmas about the disease of alcoholism and addiction while also allowing people to seek the help. Alcohol awareness month has been doing this for 26 years and in accordance with this we now challenge you to remain sober for the alcohol free weekend, April 6-8th.
If you find you struggle stopping this weekend then you may want to seek some outside resources through AL-ANON or Alcoholics Anonymous. If you think you definitely have a problem with alcohol please don’t hesitate to call 877-711-HOPE(4673) or go to our site www.palmpartners.com to speak with an addiction and alcoholism specialist now.