It is year 33 that Facing Addiction with NCADD established Alcohol Awareness Month during the month of April. Alcohol addiction is a fatal chronic disease if it is not treated, but people can recover. Facing Addiction estimates that as many as 20 million individuals/families are living in recovery from alcohol use.
Throughout this month it is a hope that seeking help is available to those in need and for all of us to understand the misconceptions of alcohol addiction. Addiction affects the individual as well as those around them.
The most important thing about alcohol addiction is that help is available, and recovery is possible. Alcohol use can begin at a young age and has become the Nation’s #1 public health problem.
If you have a close relative or friend that struggles with this you know that; health problems, disability, and failure to meet major responsibilities at work, school, or home are familiar occurrences.
There are multiple recovery services delivered through community and faith-based groups, treatment providers, schools, and other services.
This year’s theme is “Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow”.
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