April is Alcohol Awareness Month
Every April the National Council for Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) sponsors Alcohol Awareness Month to increase awareness and understanding of the causes and treatment of the nation’s #1 public health problem: alcoholism.
As part of Alcohol Awareness Month, the NCADD says local, state, and national events will be “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.”
Alcohol Awareness Month Resources
- NCADD has several helpful resources on its website.
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) underage drinking prevention campaign, ‘Talk. They Hear You,’ has talking points and tools for coalitions, parents and caregivers so they can start talking to their children early—as early as 9 years old—about the dangers of alcohol.
- To raise awareness about alcohol-related harms and the importance of alcohol policy safeguards, the Northwest PTTC launched their Alcohol Awareness Toolkit: #ProofIsInTheNumbers so prevention practitioners can rally around the weekly themes to observe April as National Alcohol Awareness month.