Alcohol Awareness Month 2023

What is Alcohol Awareness Month?
Established in 1987, Alcohol Awareness Month is a health awareness campaign that was formerly sponsored by the National Council for Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). It takes place every April with the aim of raising awareness for communities and to help understand the causes and treatment available for one of the nation’s biggest health issues. The campaign also aims to reduce the social stigma associated with alcoholism and to educate people on how the disease can be addressed, offering help and advice for families as well as direct engagement with those afflicted with alcohol addiction. 

Click for general tips, information for parents, and information specifically about underage drinking and college drinking.

Why is alcohol awareness important?
Alcohol addiction and abuse claims thousands of lives across the country each year. Some notable statistics on alcohol addiction include:

  • More than 65 million Americans report binge drinking or heavy drinking in a one-month period, which is more than 40% of those who drink alcohol.
  • In 2019, there were 10,142 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities, totaling 28% of all traffic fatalities for the year 
  • Teen alcohol use kills 4,300 people each year, more than all illegal drugs combined.

By making people more aware of the situation and the viable solutions, alcohol awareness month aims to reduce the pain and suffering alcohol abuse causes to people’s lives.

Tips and Information


Alcohol Use – Facts and Resources

Alcohol Use and Your Health

Alcohol Use Disorder

Fetal Alcohol Exposure


Harmful Reactions: Mixing Alcohol with Medicines

Risky Drinking Can Put a Chill on Your Summer Fun

Understanding Binge Drinking

Understanding the Dangers of Alcohol Overdose

Using Alcohol to Relieve Your Pain: What are the Risks?

Women and Alcohol



Why You Should Talk with Your Kids about Alcohol and Other Drugs

Be Prepared to Have a Difficult Conversation

Answering Your Child’s Tough Questions

5 Conversation Goals

Parenting to Prevent Childhood Alcohol Use

Talking with Your High School Grad About Celebrating Safely

After High School: Talking to Your Young Adult about Underage Drinking

Talk with Your Kids about Impaired Driving



Facts about Underage Drinking

Underage Drinking: Myths vs. Facts

Underage Drinking: Getting Ahead of the Problem

Take Action to Prevent Underage Alcohol Use

What Educators Can Do to Help Prevent Underage Drinking



College Drinking

Facts about College Student Drinking

Fall Semester—A Time for Parents To Discuss the Risks of College Drinking

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