National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)
, 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!
to visit the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence website for available resources.