“Changing Attitudes: It’s not a ‘rite of passage’.”

Alcohol-Free Weekend, traditionally observed during NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month in April, is scheduled for March 30-April 1, 2018.

Alcohol Awareness Month, founded and sponsored by The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) since 1987, is a national grassroots effort observed by communities throughout the United States to support prevention, research, education, intervention, treatment and recovery from alcoholism and alcohol related problems.

During Alcohol-Free Weekend (March 30-April 1, 2018), NCADD and Alcohol & Drug Council ask parents and other adults to abstain from drinking alcoholic beverages for a 72-hour period to demonstrate that alcohol isn’t necessary to have a good time. If participants find it difficult to go without alcohol during this period, they are urged to call the Council at 607-274-6288 for information about alcoholism.

NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month offers community organizations concerned about individuals, families and children an opportunity to work together to not only raise awareness and understanding about the negative consequences of alcohol use, but to highlight the need for local action and services focused on prevention, treatment and recovery.