“Healthy Choices, Healthy Communities: Prevent Underage Drinking."
The Iroquois-Kankakee Regional Office of Education's Life Education Center Programs join the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.(NCADD) celebration of April as Alcohol Awareness Month.
"Alcohol Awareness Month, held every April, was founded by and has been sponsored by NCADD since 1987 to increase public awareness and understanding aimed at reducing the stigma that too often prevents individuals and families from seeking help. During Alcohol Awareness Month, NCADD and NCADD’s National Network of Affiliates reach out in communities across the country to bring the American public information about alcohol and alcoholism as a chronic, progressive disease, fatal if untreated, and genetically predisposed. The disease of alcoholism is a family disease that is treatable, not a moral weakness, from which people can and do recover. In fact, millions of individuals and family members are living lives in long-term recovery from alcoholism!
In 2012, NCADD celebrates the 26th Anniversary of Alcohol Awareness Month with the theme, “Healthy Choices, Healthy Communities: Prevent Underage Drinking." NCADD President/CEO, Robert J. Lindsey said, “We chose a theme that will allow NCADD’s National Network of Affiliates and other NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month supporting organizations across the country to address this critically important public health issue through a broad range of media strategies, awareness campaigns, programs and events in their local communities."
To learn more visit www.ncadd.org or call their Hope Line: 800 NCACALL.