April Is National Alcohol Awareness Month
Car accidents are one of the most common personal injury law cases. Whether it be a simple rear-ender or something much more serious, injuries can be sustained in any automobile accident ranging from minor to major. Unfortunately, in the state of Florida, 26% of fatal car accidents are caused by drunk driving. Therefore, it’s important to highlight that the month of April is National Alcohol Awareness Month in America.
Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence to help communities reach out to the public and provide answers to end the stigma associated with alcohol abuse. By providing an opportunity to increase awareness of alcohol addiction in an intense 30-day focus, the initiative aims to bring understanding of alcohol’s causes, the effective treatments available, and to encourage anyone suffering from alcoholism that recovery is very possible.
To participate in Alcohol Awareness month, folks are encouraged to use the hashtag #AlcoholAwarenessMonth on social media increase awareness and to suggest people in their networks:
- Practice limiting their consumption by keeping track of quantity consumed.
- Encourage parents to discuss alcohol abuse with children, and talk to you own children too.
- Healthcare workers can make concerted effort during the month of April to talk about options with their patients.
Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. The idea was then and now to help communities reach out to the public and provide answers to end the stigma associated with alcohol abuse. For more information, please visit: https://www.ncadd.org/