April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and NCADD Sacramento challenges you to go without alcohol for one weekend starting Friday April 3rd.
Will you help raise awareness?
Why is this important? Because the impact of alcohol abuse is staggering.
Here’s a few basic facts:
- Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States
- 17.6 million people, or one in every 12 adults, suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence
- Several million more engage in risky, binge drinking patterns that could lead to alcohol problems
- More than half of all adults have a family history of alcoholism or problem drinking
- More than 7 million children live in a household where at least one parent is dependent on or has abused alcohol.
NCADD extends an open invitation to all Americans to engage in three alcohol-free days to raise public awareness about the use of alcohol and how it may be affecting individuals, families, businesses and our communities. Those individuals or families who experience difficulty or discomfort in this 72-hour experiment are urged to contact NCADD-Sacramento, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and/or Al-Anon to learn more about alcoholism and its early symptoms.
If alcohol abuse is causing a crisis in your household, you can also call the NCADD-Sacramento Hopeline – anytime – 24/7 – just dial (916) 922-5122 and one of our compassionate operators will provide you with accurate information on the resources available in the Sacramento region. They will also arrange for you to have a free one-hour consultation to get you or your loved one on the path to recovery.
One weekend… YOU CAN DO IT!
Take the pledge and share your experiences on our Facebook page.