In 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) founded National Alcohol Awareness Month, building on the 1800s temperance movement. Marty Mann, an early Alcoholics Anonymous member and the first woman to complete a 12-step group, established NCADD to provide counselling, treatment, and research for the alcoholism community. April was chosen as the month to promote nationwide change and raise awareness about the dangers of binge drinking.
Each April, the NCADD utilizes traditional and social media campaigns to highlight the causes and risks of alcoholism, encouraging open conversations and responsible attitudes towards the disease. Community-sponsored events and campaigns aim to prevent alcoholism by fostering awareness and sharing information.
Since 1987, National Alcohol Awareness Month has saved countless lives from alcohol-related deaths. The NCADD has combated alcoholism through annual personalized campaigns, promoting Alcohol-Free-Weekend, and encouraging individuals to seek help for themselves or others in need. The D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) and Know Your Limits campaigns have further educated children about the harmful effects of alcohol consumption from an early age.
National Alcohol Awareness Month, sponsored by the NCADD, aims to address America’s number one health problem: alcohol dependence. Responsible for more than 90,000 deaths annually, this month focuses on raising awareness about alcohol abuse and dependency to prevent further tragedies.
Visit Recovered.org to find more (USA, April 2023)
Visit also NIAAA