April marks National Alcohol Awareness Month and is sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) to educate the masses about America’s #1 health problem: alcohol dependence. Claiming the lives of more than 90,000 people every year, this month focuses on raising awareness about alcohol abuse and dependency before it is fatal.
In 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) designated April as Alcohol Awareness Month. Their mission was to create a public health outreach program to spread awareness about the risks associated with the misuse of alcohol. The program originally focused on educating college students about the risks of alcohol use but has since become a national movement to help people of all ages understand the dangers inherent in alcohol use.
The month-long campaign kicks off this week with its Alcohol-Free Weekend
to raise public awareness about the use of alcohol and how it may be affecting
individuals, families, businesses and communities.
During Alcohol-Free Weekend, NCADD extends an open
invitation to all Americans to engage in three alcohol-free days.
NCADD-GDA is proud to partner with The Phoenix to bring you fun some fun activities that you can enjoy for FREE, during Alcohol-Free Weekend!
The Phoenix is an international non-profit with a Chapter right here in Detroit that aims to build a “sober active” community that fuels resilience and harnesses the transformational power of connection so that together we can rise, recover and live. The cost of membership is 48 hours of sobriety. That’s it!