Founded and sponsored by the National Council of Alcohol and Drug Dependence (NCADD), Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma often associated with alcoholism by sharing information each April about alcohol, alcoholism, and recovery.
Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease that may be fatal if untreated; however, people can and do recover. It is estimated that as many as 20 million individuals are currently living lives in recovery!
NCADD provides four basic guidelines to address substance misuse:
Please contact your installation Substance Abuse Counseling Center for more information and referral services.
Often you hear about the dangers associated with alcohol misuse and tobacco use, but what we don't often talk about is how the use of these two substances together might affect you.
Here are five common statements that you may hear when someone is minimizing their alcohol misuse.
Did you know April is also Child Abuse Prevention Month and Alcohol Awareness Month? Many people do not know that there is a strong connection between substance use and child abuse.