April marks National Alcohol Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) to educate people about America's No. 1 health problem: alcohol dependence. This initiative focuses on raising awareness about alcohol abuse and dependency, as well as breaking the stigma for those seeking help. This year's theme is "Talk. They hear you."
The Office of Student Well-Being and Resiliency suggests the following ways to observe Alcohol Awareness Month as a campus community:
- Participate in an alcohol-free weekend.
- Start important conversations with friends and family.
- Host a "clean/dry" party.
- Request a presentation on alcohol safety for your group, class or organization.
This is also a good time to reflect on drinking patterns and the role that alcohol plays in one's life. For more information about drinking habits, visit Rethinking Drinking.
If you need support for yourself or a friend, or to schedule a workshop about alcohol safety, contact Farrah Roberts, director of student well-being and resiliency.