Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month, taking place over the month of April, was first established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma often associated with alcoholism. The Awareness month was founded and is sponsored by NCADD, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependencies.

Each April, communities are encouraged to reach out to the American public with information about alcohol, alcoholism, and recovery. This focused month provides the opportunity to not only increase awareness but also understanding of alcoholism, causes, treatments, and recovery. It aims to decrease stigma or misunderstandings in order to make seeking help more readily available to those who suffer from the disease.

As a part of the month long focus on educating others, the first weekend in April is traditionally an Alcohol-Free Weekend. This kicks off the Awareness month by raising public awareness about the use of alcohol and how it can affect individuals, families, businesses and communities. NCADD openly invites all Americans to participate in three alcohol-free days each year. To learn more about Alcohol Awareness Month, and NCADD’s mission as a whole, please visit here.