April kicjs of Alcohol Awareness Month 2016! The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) declares this years theme – “Talk Early, Talk Often: Parents Can Make a Difference in Teen Alcohol Use.”
Alcohol Awareness Month 2016
NCADD has been celebrating Alcohol Awareness Month since 1987 with hopes of increasing awareness, helping those suffering from alcoholism. And helping to erase the stigma associated with alcoholism.
This month’s focus will be on underage drinking, its effects on the drinker, the family, and the community, and how we can prevent it. Many local NCADD Affiliates, as well as churches, schools, community leaders, and families will be participating from around the United States to help raise awareness, but also provide help for those who are struggling with alcohol-related issues.
Every alcoholic started drinking at some point in their career, and most started in their teens. We hope that with organizations like NCADD promoting programs and services like Alcohol Awareness Month, underage drinking will not only decline, but help those who may have a problem with alcoholism. Many people have a false belief that a person cannot become addicted to alcohol at such a young age. However, that could not be further from the truth. Teens that began drinking at around the age of 15 are four times more likely to develop alcoholism than those who begin at the age of 21.
Keep up to date this month by liking NCADD on Facebook: NCADDNational.
Recovering From Alcoholism
The Watershed would like to invite you to take on a challenge for those that do drink alcohol. For 72 hours at any point during this month we ask that you completely abstain from drinking alcohol. If you find that in that 72 hour period you either A. could not stop drinking or B. could not stop thinking about drinking, then please take this simple and confidential quiz now.
In conclusion, having a problem with alcohol is nothing to be ashamed about. There are over 22 million Americans in recovery from alcoholism that are living happy, joyous, and productive lives without the use of alcohol. The great thing about treatment for alcohol abuse is that there is help. And for today and most certainly hope for tomorrow. We have seen thousands of people recover since our doors opened in 1998.
Do not let alcohol hold you back from the life you deserve – contact us now!
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