Each year, April is designated as Alcohol Awareness Month, a campaign that the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence designed to reduce the stigma associated with alcohol use and alcoholism. This year’s theme, “For the Health of It: Early Education on Alcoholism and Addiction,” aims to not only remind people of the dangers of alcohol but also the health implications that use and abuse can cause. During this time, the NCAAD provides the public with a wealth of information about alcoholism and recovery, reminding anyone suffering that they don’t have to suffer any longer. Help is available for those who are ready.

Alcohol abuse treatment, sobriety, and recovery are not far away, and resources are available for anyone seeking help.

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