April is Alcohol Awareness Month
Publication Date: Apr 20, 2023
Alcohol Awareness Month is a public health program organized by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence as a way of increasing outreach and education regarding the dangers of unhealthy alcohol use. The program was started in April 1987 with the intention of addressing binge drinking among college-aged students. It has since become a national movement to draw more attention to the causes and effects of alcohol use disorder as well as how to help families and communities deal with drinking problems.
Anyone who is interested in raising awareness about the risks of alcohol use disorder is invited to take part. Encouraging participation from your community partners, comprising various sectors such as schools, healthcare facilities, general practitioners, community coalitions, faith-based organizations, and law enforcement etc., can help create initiatives that educate communities about unhealthy alcohol use and invite them to take part in campaigns and activities that are inclusive to all.
Educational resources are included in the SSW PTTC April 2023 newsletter for help developing your coalition initiatives.